Here's a glimpse of what a choked-up Girardi said to his Phillies players.
Joe Girardi celebrated his 1000th career win earlier this week.— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) August 29, 2020
Here's a look at the emotional moment following the milestone inside the clubhouse. pic.twitter.com/x2dSpOtjVL
"A lot of times I get emotional and act like this because I feel like I've been really blessed and lucky to be around a lot of great people like you guys," Girardi said.
"Not everyone gets this opportunity but I would tell you the uniform is a privilege. Keep it on as long as you can. And whenever you get an opportunity to put it on even longer, do it. Without you guys, this never happens. I don't win anything, nothing. I get to coach great players and have great coaches. God bless all of you and stay healthy."
Girardi will pass Jim Fregosi next season and Felipe Alou is next from there.
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