Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/22/11
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New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi accomplished a lot during his MLB career with the Chicago Cubs, St Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies. He’s been an All-Star, 4× World Series champion (1996, 1998, 1999, 2009) and 2006 NL Manager of the Year. Before all that, he was a star in the Northwestern Wildcats baseball program. Girardi returns to Evanston to serve as honorary captain as the Wildcats take on the Michigan State Spartans in their Big Ten finale. Yep baseball meets college football on Saturday. NU Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald spoke about his relationship with Girardi: “I’m excited to have Joe come back. What I think about Joe, is number one, he’s a tremendous leader. He was a great student here, an engineering student. The professional career that he had was incredible. You Google him and you read all the quotes about his work ethic, his demeanor, the way that he approaches the game of baseball and the way that he leads his players by example. Stacy and I went out to the Hal...
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