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Joe Torre Biography

Following In His Brothers' Footsteps, From Player To Manager, Leading The Yankees To Victory


American baseball manager

Best known today as the manager of the New York Yankees, Joe Torre began his career in major league baseball as a player. Torre was 20 years old when he was signed with the Milwaukee Braves in 1960, and he remained a professional baseball player until 1977. In 1977, Torre began a new career as a manager of baseball teams, starting out as manager of the New York Mets, moving on to the Atlanta Braves, and then the St. Louis Cardinals, and finally to the New York Yankees. Torre's numerous honors include playing on All-Star teams in 1963-1967, and again in 1970-1973. In 1971, he led the National League in runs batted in (RBIs) and in batting average. Also in 1971, he was named Most Valuable Player. He has received recognition as an outstanding manager as well, in 1982 and 1998 earning distinction as Manager of the Year.

Sketch by Michael Belfiore

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