Chicago – Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi joined Marquee Sports Network as a game analyst for one of his former teams, the Chicago Cubs.
Marquee said Wednesday that Girardi will have John Shambi and former major league pitcher Jim DeShayes at the booth for this weekend’s series against Milwaukee. will also participate.
“Growing up as a Cubs fan and having the opportunity to play for the team for many years afterward, we are honored to have the opportunity to broadcast from our historic television broadcast booth,” Girardi said in a statement.
Marquee Sports Network is jointly owned by the Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Girardi, 57, was Philadelphia’s manager until he was fired in June. His three-year record with the Phillies is 132-141.
Girardi also managed the Marlins and the New York Yankees. He skipped the Yankees to his 910-710 record in his 10th season, including the franchise’s final World Series his championship in 2009.
The Peoria, Illinois native played college ball for Northwestern University before being drafted by the Cubs in the fifth round of the 1986 Amateur Draft. The catcher made his big league debut in Chicago in 1989 and in the majors he spent 15 years batting . 267 with 36 home runs and 422 RBIs.