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Baseball Hall of Fame Welcomes Joe Torre

July 26, 2014

Joe Torre, who guided the NY Yankees to an incredible 4 World Series wins in 5 seasons from (1996-2000) as manager, is being inducted into The Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday.

When the Yankees won their first title in 1996, Joe’s brother Frank, a good player on some near great Milwaukee Braves’ teams, suggested the managing plus Joe’s stellar playing career would get him into the “Hall.”

Three more titles as a manager cemented Torre’s place.

I remember him as a great hitter (Joe hit .363 in 1971 even though he had no running speed) and a near great, perhaps great player.

He was part of the great National League of the 1960’s and early 1970’s and played on many winning All Star teams.

Torre never played in a post season game but then came his managing career which included 16 post season appearances, 12 with the Yankees.

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