Joe Girardi's Dad Dies At 81

The Yankees announced that Jerry Girardi, father of manager Joe Girardi, died Saturday at the age of 81.   

There were conflicting initial reports that the elder Girardi died Thursday as the ball club prepares for a potential Game 4 clinch.

Girardi died over the weekend at a healthcare facility in Metamora, Ill., and is survived by six grandchildren.  His wife, Angela, died in 1984.