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Joseph Paul Torre or Joe Torre is a former American baseball professional. He is a baseball executive currently serving as the chief baseball officer since 2011. He was also a manager and a television commentator. He is ranked fifth in terms of wins with 2,326 successes as a manager. He has 2,342 hits to his name when he was a professional player.
Further, he is the only player to reach 2,000 wins as a manager and 2000 hits as a player. He was the manager of the New York Yankees between 1996 and 2007. He guided the team to 4 World Series successes
Torre's long career started in the year 1960 for the Milwaukee Braves and he played as the third baseman, first baseman, and a catcher. He featured for the New York Met and the St. Louis Cardinals before starting as a manager in 1977. He also served as a manager cum player.
His managerial time spans across 29 seasons which includes time with 3 distinct clubs where he also played, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Yankees till 2010. Between 1984 and 1989, he worked as a TV commentator for NBC and California Angels. After his retirement as a manager, he took up the responsibility as the executive vice president for baseball operations with the task of assisting the Commissioner of Baseball.
Torre has featured in the All-Star game on 9 occasions and was voted as the MVP of the National League after he finished top in the RBIs, batting average, and hits. He qualified just once when managing Cardinals, Braves, and Mets, but his big success came when he managed the Yankees. The clubs he managed had a winning percentage of .605 and played in the playoff each year.
They also succeeded in the World Series four times, won AL east division 10 times, and won the American League pennants 6 times. He was picked as the manager of the year for the American League in 1996 and 1998. Besides, he succeeded in landing the West division title of national League two times for the Dodgers. Torre was inducted into the Hall of Fame of National Baseba in 2014.
Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1960–1968)
Torre signed for the Milwaukee Braves and played for the minor league side Claire Bears in his initial season there. He succeeded in the batting championship of the Northern League in 1960 and had an average batting score of .344. he played his first league game for the team in September 1960. He was sent to the Louisville Colonels of Triple-A in 1961 season. Braves included Torre in the team for major league due to an unexpected injury to their regular player.
Torre did not disappoint as he came up with batting average of .278, 10 home runs and 21 doubles. He completed the season and was voted second in the vote for the Rookie of the Season Award for 1961.
St. Louis Cardinals (1969–1974)
Torre came to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1969 season and played as their first baseman. He made a batting average of .289 and had 101 RBIs and 18 home runs. He had to divide his playing time between playing as third base and taking care of catching responsibilities. He made good progress offensively, hitting 100 RBIs and 21 home runs. He finished with a batting average of .325In 1971, he would go on to win the batting championship by making .363 and was top of the league with 137 RBIs. That year, he was awarded the MVP award of the National League.
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