STOTTLEMYRE, MATTINGLY, GIRARDI NAMED COACHES
The New York Yankees announced today that former catcher Joe Girardi, a member of three World-Championship Yankee clubs in 1996, 1998 and 1999, will rejoin the club as Bench Coach and Catching Instructor in 2004.
Pitching Coach Mel Stottlemyre will return for a 10th consecutive season in 2005 and Don Mattingly, who returned to the Yankees as Batting Coach last season, will be back for a second straight season.
Girardi, 40, concluded a 15-year Major-League career after the 2003 season and spent last season as a broadcaster for the YES Network. He was named to the National League All-Star team in 2000 as a member of the Chicago Cubs.
An announcement on the remaining members of Joe Torre's 2005 coaching staff will be made at a later date.New York Yankees News
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
New York Yankees Coaches
I am so glad to see that Don Mattingly is coming back for another year and that Joe Girardi is now a bench coach. How exciting!