Joe Girardi Is a New York Yankees Legend

 by Colin Linneweber , Columnist
Hours after New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi helped lead the Bombers to their elusive 27th World Series championship in team history Wednesday night, he stopped his car to help a female motorist who had crashed her vehicle into a wall on the Cross County Parkway in Eastchester.


“The guy wins the World Series, what does he do? He stops to help,” Westchester County police officer Kathleen Cristiano said of the 2006 National League Manager of the Year. “It was totally surreal.”


According to police reports, Marie Henry, 27, lost control of her SUV and slammed into a guardrail at approximately two in the morning.


Fortunately, Henry suffered only minor cuts in the accident.


“As bad as the car looked, I was really concerned,” said Girardi, 45, who won three championships with the Yankees in the late-1990’s when he played catcher for the team.


Girardi dialed 911 and remained with Henry until emergency workers arrived on the scene.


“The guy wins the World Series and what does he do?” Officer Cristiano asked the Journal News. “He stops to help.”