Since the end of the 1993 season, the New York Yankees have failed to make the playoffs just once – in 2008, Joe Girardi’s first year as Yankees manager. Girardi replaced Joe Torre, who had led the Yanks to four World Series titles. Though Girardi did guide the Yanks to the 2009 World Series, the team hasn’t won a pennant since. Girardi, a former catcher, is often criticized for over-managing.
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