Joe Torre

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Birthdate 7/18/1940
Death Date
Debut Year 1960
Year of Induction 2014
Teams Braves, Cardinals, Dodgers, Mets, Yankees
Positions Catcher, Manager, Third Base

With 2,342 hits as a player and 2,326 wins as a manager, Joe Torre is the only man in MLB history to tally 2,000+ in each category.

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Joe Torre guided the Yankees to 6 pennants and 4 World Series titles

Joe Torre guided the Yankees to 6 pennants and 4 World Series titles

Joe Torre managed the Yankees for 12 years, posting six American League championships and four World Series titles. In the collection is this lineup card from the American League Divisional Series Game 2, a 7-5 loss against the Cleveland Indians. A 23-year old Derek Jeter homered, playing in just hi
As a player, Joe Torre was a batting champ and Most Valuable Player

As a player, Joe Torre was a batting champ and Most Valuable Player

Though known for his years as the pilot of the Yankees, Joe Torre had a playing career worthy of Hall of Fame consideration. Torre broke into the big leagues with the Milwaukee Braves as a 20-year old in 1960. He finished second in Rookie of the Year balloting in his first full season. From 1960-196
Torre played 9 seasons with the Braves, 6 in Milwaukee and 3 in Atlanta

Torre played 9 seasons with the Braves, 6 in Milwaukee and 3 in Atlanta

Joe Torre played 9 seasons with the Braves, 6 with the Cardinals and 3 with the Mets. He began his career with a half-dozen years in Milwuakee before the Bravos moved to Atlanta. Five of his 9 seasons with the Braves were All Star campaigns. Torre made the Mid Summer Classic squad each year from 196
In 1966 Torre blasted a career-high 36 home runs for the Braves

In 1966 Torre blasted a career-high 36 home runs for the Braves

The work of an innovative autograph collectors is on display here. A 3×5 index card pre-printed with a place for the player’s autograph, teams, and years played for the team is filled out entirely in Joe Torre’s hand. Torre states that he played for Milwaukee from 1961-1965, and Atl
In 1969 Torre was traded straight up for HoFer Orlando Cepeda

In 1969 Torre was traded straight up for HoFer Orlando Cepeda

This official document dated March 17, 1969 formalizes the trade of Orlando Cepeda for Joe Torre. In the St. Patrick’s Day swap, the Braves gained Cepeda who two years earlier was the National League’s Most Valuable Player. The Cardinals gained Torre in return. Two years later he won an

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