Originally written on NBC Bay Area  |  Last updated 1/4/12
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Joe Torre has resigned from his position with Major League to join in a bid for ownership of the team he once managed. Torre, 71, will join Los Angeles real estate developer Rick Caruso in the bid for one of Major League Baseball's most storied franchises and the San Francisco Giants' biggest rival. "I have made this decision because of a unique chance to join a group that plans to bid for the Dodgers,'' Torre said in a statement. "After leaving the field, this job was an incredible experience, one that I enjoyed very much.'' Torre won four World Series during his 12 seasons with the New York Yankees. He guided the Dodgers from 2008 to 2010 before accepting a position as an executive vice president with MLB. The bid deadline for the Dodgers is Jan. 23. "Joe has a proven track record of fielding winning teams and I am looking forward to our group benefiting from his unique experience,'' Caruso, the man behind the Grove and Americana at Brand shopping centers, said in a statement. "I ...
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