Joe Girardi’s Father Has Passed Away At Age 81 (UPDATE)
Jerry Girardi, father of Yankees manager Joe Girardi, has died at age 81. Suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Jerry was living in an assisted-care facility before his passing.
There is no word as of yet whether Girardi will still manage Game 4 of the Yankees ALDS series against the Orioles tonight, but it would come as no shock if Girardi skipped the game to be with his family for the service in East Peoria, Illinois.
Update (4:07): Joe Girardi will manage Game 4 tonight.
UPDATE 2: Jerry Girardi actually died on October 6, so Joe Girardi has already managed for several days since his father's passing.
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