Hit into four double plays in one game in 1975 while with the Mets. Played at 225 pounds through 1969, then lost 25 pounds in the spring of 1970 and has maintained that weight ever since. IN 1971, Torre won his MVP for his finest offensive season, putting up .363/24/137 with 230 hits and leading the NL in batting average and RBI.

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|  Barry M. Bloom: "On Hall's doorstep, Torre at peace with Bronx run: With number retirement ceremony on deck, skipper reflects on time with Yanks", mlb.com, July 27, 2014.

View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. Married wife Ali in St. Patrick's cathedral six years to the day after they met. See this New York Times article for details [1]. Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith. us, High School: St. Francis Prep HS (Brooklyn, NY), Debut:



Indeed, when his turn for consideration first came up, he was elected unanimously on December 9, 2013, alongside two other contemporary managers with equally impeccable credentials, Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa, who were also elected unanimously at the first opportunity. Some high school data is courtesy David McWater. Rehired as a manager by the Cardinals in 1990, Torre was mediocre with the Cards, failing to make the playoffs in parts of six seasons. (Age 36-334d)

Bud Selig hired Torre as MLB's executive vice president for baseball operations in February 2011. Since October 2011, he has served as Co-Chair of the US Justice Department’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence.In Fall 2010, Torre concluded his third and final season as Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who he led to the National League Championship Series in 2008 and 2009.

Join our linker program. He won the Triple Crown in 1966 (.316, 49 homers, 122 RBIs) and became the first player to be named MVP in both leagues.

in Brooklyn, NY - IMDb Mini Biography By: Are you a Stathead, too? Torre's father, Joe Sr., was a scout for the Braves (1955-1961) and Baltimore Orioles (1962-1971). |  [2009], Release of his book, "Chasing the Dream: My Lifelong Journey to the World Series: An Autobiography" by Joe with Tom Verducci. However, the discussion was overtaken by his overwhelming success in the second half of his managerial career.

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Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season, View Player Bio Torre remained with the Mets through the 1981 season without ever winning more than 66 games in a season with a rebuilding team. He was the Dodgers' manager for three seasons, guiding the team to the NLCS in both 2008 and 2009. Joe was chosen for the All-Star team, but did not appear in the game. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. [September 1960].

We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Had a .297 batting average with 2,342 hits, 252 home runs, and 1,185 RBI's in a 17-year career with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Mets. The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball, Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses, Note, this is done in an automated way, so we apologize for any errors, & please.

Many thanks to him. Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 2014.

Made major league debut as a pinch hitter with the Milwaukee Braves.

Torre won the World Series in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000. Catcher, First Baseman and Third Baseman, Born: In March 1999, after a routine test, Torre was diagnosed with prostate cancer.


9. He began his career with the Eau Claire Bears of the Northern League, where he led the circuit in hitting.

National League, 1971 (Joe Torre). Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? Every Sports Reference Social Media Account. He was hired by the Atlanta Braves for 1982, when he won a division title (the Braves' first since 1969). Led the National League in batting (.363) and runs batted in (137) during his MVP season in 1971. The job included overseeing major league operations, on-field discipline and umpiring among other things. In 1960, nine years after Joe's older brother Frank was signed by the Boston Braves, Joe Jr. was signed by the Braves (now relocated to Milwaukee) as an amateur free agent. He then accepted the position of vice-president of Major League Baseball in charge of on-field operations, which made him responsible for the supervision of umpires and for handing out discipline for on-field incidents. Nine-time All-Star Joe Torre, the 1971 National League Most Valuable Player and two time American League Manager of the Year, was born Joe Paul Torre, Jr. on July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Joe Torre, Sr., who was a New York City police detective. He was a player for 18 years, starting in 1960, and then was a manager for most of 30 years, from 1977 to 2010.

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Torre, the winningest manager in postseason history, rejected a one-year contract with the New York Yankees that would have cut his base salary and added incentives in the wake of the team being ousted in the playoffs.    View Joe Torre's Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Relatives: Brother of Frank Torre. from the SABR BioProject, More Joe Torre Pages at Baseball Reference, Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Saturday, October 17, 2:04AM. 1962 Topps Joe Torre RC #218. In 1965, he won a Gold Glove as catcher for fielding excellence.During spring training 1969, Torre was traded by the now-Atlanta Braves to the St. Louis Cardinals for 1967 MVP Orlando Cepeda. Torre played catcher and first base for Milwaukee and the Atlanta Braves until he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Orlando Cepeda in 1969.

We present them here for purely educational purposes. In fact, some experts feel that Torre was the best catcher in the National League during the 1960s.

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He has appeared in the films Taking Care Of Business, Everyone's Hero and Analyze That as well as television series Sesame Street, Castle and Gary Unmarried. He began his career with the Eau Claire Bears of the Northern League, where he led the circuit in hitting. That was, however, before most of his success as a manager.

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What many people forget is what a terrific hitter Torre was when he was playing.

The three were inducted on July 27, 2014, alongside three contemporary players - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas. His sister, Marguerite, is a nun who teaches at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Elementary School in Queens, New York. Wound up managing all three teams he played for: the Mets (1977-1981); Braves (1982-1984); and Cardinals (1990-1995). (Voted by Veteran's Committee) Many thanks to him.

[1997], Release of his book, "Joe Torre's Ground Rules for Winners: 12 Keys to Managing Team Players, Tough Bosses, Setbacks and Success" by Joe with Henry Dreher.

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   vs. HOU 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB. This page was last edited on 8 November 2019, at 15:31. Are you a Stathead, too? Became the new manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Outside of baseball, Torre enjoys horse racing, and owns an interest in several race horses.

In his last year of eligibility, he got 22%.

July 18, 1940 His tenure ended after the Yankees were beaten by the Cleveland Indians in the 2007 ALDS, the third straight first round postseason exit for the team. He is the co-author of two books: Chasing the Dream: My Lifelong Journey to the World Series (Bantam 1997,1998), a memoir, and Joe Torre's Ground Rules for Winners: 12 Keys to Managing Team Players, Tough Bosses, Setbacks, and Success (Hyperion 1999). The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball, 9-time NL All-Star (1963-1967 & 1970-1973), 20-Home Run Seasons: 6 (1964-1967, 1970 & 1971), 100 RBI Seasons: 5 (1964, 1966 & 1969-1971), Division Titles: 13 (1982, 1996, 1998-2006, 2008 & 2009), Other Post-season Appearances: 2 (1997 & 2007 Wild Card), Managed four World Series Champions with the, 100 Wins Seasons as Manager: 4 (1998 & 2002-2004). (Age 20-069d, Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis.