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JOE TORRE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Joe Torre Sending Six-Year-Old Cancer Patient to World Series Game

When terrible things happen, such as cancer befalling a six-year-old child; there isn’t much positive that can be said of the situation. However, when former MLB  manager and current executive Joe Torre heard about six-year-old Kansas City Royals fan Noah Wilson’s battle with Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, and his family’s desire to send him to a Royals World Series game...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Umpire Almost Crashed Car After Landing World Series Job

MLB Umpire Eric Cooper was so overjoyed by the news he’d be working his first World Series that he almost crashed his car. The story is one that most fans don’t know, but for umpires getting ‘the call’ is a huge experience. Cooper and his wife were driving home in Des Moines, Iowa when MLB Vice President of Operations aka Joe Torre called him. Here’s what happened next...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire nearly crashed car when he got World Series call

Major League Baseball umpire Eric Cooper, and his wife, were driving home from a movie in West Des Moines, Iowa when Joe Torre, the league’s executive vice president for baseball operations, called him. Cooper almost crashed his car.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

1957 World Series star Frank Torre, Joe's brother, dies at 82

  Former World Series star Frank Torre, who helped put little brother Joe on a path that led to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82. The Major League Baseball commissioner's office said Torre died Saturday at a hospice in Palm Beach, Fla. He had previously received heart and kidney transplants, and had been ill in recent years with cancer. Torre played seven seasons in the...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Torre: I 'feel terrible' for forgetting to thank Steinbrenner

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre admitted he screwed up during his 28-minute Hall of Fame induction speech, because he failed to thank former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. “I missed thanking the most obvious guy in the world when you’re talking about the Yankees,” a visibly shaken Torre told the New York Daily News. “I mentioned George, but my plan was to thank...
Via Intrigue Sports
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Torre open to being next Commish, not 'lobbying for it'

Nobody has asked Joe Torre to replace Bud Selig yet, but he’s willing to if they do. And while Torre said he’s open to taking the MLB Commissioner role that will be available when Selig retires in January, he’s not campaigning for it either. “If the owners feel I can help baseball, I’m willing to do whatever they want me to do,” Torre told the New York Daily News at the...
Via NESN.com
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Torre reprimands Ortiz for official scorer comments

Major League Baseball executive vice president Joe Torre made his stance clear. Torre issued a statement Friday in response to David Ortiz’s criticism of official scorer Bob Ellis following the Boston Red Sox’s 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday at Fenway Park. Torre expressed total disapproval of Ortiz’s controversial actions. Torre’s statement reads: “Official...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Torre daughter catches baby falling from 2nd floor

The daughter of former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre is getting props from her dad for catching a baby who had tumbled off a second-floor fire escape in Brooklyn. Torre said in a statement Wednesday that he is ''very proud of my daughter Cristina's actions today during an incident in Brooklyn involving a small child.'' Torre is now Major League Baseball...
Via Fox Sports
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss
GREAT HANDS

Torre's daughter saves baby from fall

Cristina Torre, daughter of former MLB manager Joe Torre, caught a  1-year-old in her arms after the infant had fallen out of a window on Wednesday morning.

Via Bob's Blitz
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Torre's daughter makes great grab

Joe Torre passed his good hands along to his daughter. The former manager and current MLB executive has to be proud of the grab his daughter, Cristina, made outside of a Brooklyn building, the New York Daily News is reporting. Cristina Torre saw a baby hanging on a building outside a storefront. When the 1-year-old boy dropped, the former catcher's daughter reacted. Quickly...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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