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October 13, 2000 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Five years ago, during Joe Torre's first season as manager of the New York Yankees, one of the popular story angles was how he had never participated in a World Series. Eighteen years as a player. Fourteen years as a manager. No Fall Classics. That, of course, changed in 1996. Torre's first Yankees team not only got to the World Series, it put a championship ring on his finger. Andy Pettitte was a big reason Torre finally got to the World Series. The lefthanded pitcher, then 24 years old and a second-year major-leaguer, won 21 games that season.
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June 21, 2013
After putting up some eye-popping numbers with Taiwan's EDA Rhinos (.352 average 43 RBIs, 8 homers in 49 games), Manny Ramirez figures it's time for the big leagues. The Rhinos said they tried to keep Ramirez (promising to raise his monthly pay from $25,000 to almost $60,000, which is a lot of money in the Chinese Professional Baseball League) but the 41-year-old, 12-time all-star said he missed his family. He left Taiwan and was to arrive in New York on Friday. "This whole thing with Manny in Taiwan was a phenomenon.
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February 1, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
YOU WOULD think a guy like Dan Marino, who was sacked 270 times in his NFL career, would know a little something about protection. And yet, here comes a New York Post exclusive that cites sources as saying the former Dolphins quarterback - who is married with six children - had a child with a co-worker at CBS Sports and then paid her millions to keep quiet about it. According to the report, Marino and Donna Savattere, then a production assistant...
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October 18, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
This business with Joe Torre is getting kind of bizarre. After 2 days of much-hyped meetings in Tampa, owner George Steinbrenner and the New York Yankees still won't say whether they plan to bring back Torre for a 13th season as their manager. "We hold Joe Torre in the highest regard and, obviously, that's why we're taking the time . . . to determine what's best for us as we move forward and whether he's a part of that or not," general manager Brian Cashman said yesterday outside Legends Field, the team's spring-training home.
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March 12, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
His workout was coming to a close and Ramon Martinez decided it was time to show the Boston Red Sox a little something extra. "I let one go a little, but I know I can do better," Martinez said yesterday after agreeing to a minor-league contract with the Red Sox that reunites him with his younger brother, Pedro. Ramon Martinez, 30, gets a $1.5 million signing bonus and a monthly salary of $140,000 in the minors. But if he's added to the major-league roster, which is expected, he gets a two-year contract with a team option for 2001, a deal that could bring him about $24 million over three years.
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October 2, 2006 | Inquirer wire services
Randy Johnson was optimistic after a bullpen session yesterday that he would be ready to start Game 3 of the playoffs for the New York Yankees on Friday. Johnson threw 41 pitches under the watchful eye of manager Joe Torre, pitching coach Ron Guidry and bullpen coach Joe Kerrigan. Torre was was confident that the Big Unit would pitch against the Detroit Tigers. Chien-Ming Wang will start tomorrow's opener and Mike Mussina will follow in Game 2 on Wednesday. Johnson was 17-10 with a 5.00 ERA in 33 starts.
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October 14, 1996 | by Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Writer
One brother died suddenly between games of a day-night doubleheader in June. Another brother awaits a heart donor in a New York hospital, a situation that becomes bleaker by the day. There was a baby daughter born last December, six weeks after Joe Torre took the New York Yankees' managing job. "It's been," Torre's wife, Alice, said in the manager's office yesterday, "an intense year. " There was also the division pennant race, one that looked over when the Yankees swept four games from Baltimore right after the All-Star break and pushed out to a double-digit lead.
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May 11, 1997 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Joe Torre didn't want umpires to think he was criticizing them behind their backs. So the New York Yankees manager told them in person and was ejected from yesterday's game against Kansas City when he took the lineup card out to home plate before the game. "I told them in my years in the game, that was the worst umpiring I'd ever seen," Torre said after New York's 5-2 win. Torre told crew chief Rich Garcia his thoughts about the controversial play in Friday night's 7-5 loss in 12 innings.
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June 21, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - The daughter of former major league manager Joe Torre is getting props from her dad for catching a baby boy who had tumbled off a second-floor fire escape in Brooklyn. Torre said in a statement that he was "very proud of my daughter Cristina's actions [Wednesday] during an incident in Brooklyn involving a small child. " Torre is Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball operations. "I didn't really know what was going to happen . . . You just move into action - you don't really think about it," Cristina Torre told the Daily News of New York.
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October 21, 2009
Joe Torre said he met with Jonathan Broxton immediately after Game 4 and again yesterday, mainly to reiterate his faith in the young closer. Broxton might have needed the boost, since he now has seen the Phillies score the game-winning runs twice with him on the mound, first in Game 4 of the 2008 National League Championship Series, then again Monday. "This kid, this closing thing, this is something new to him," Torre said. "I did this role last year," said a sullen Broxton, 25, who has logged 50 of the 55 saves to his credit in the past two seasons, and has pitched in 308 major league games.
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October 13, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - On the eve of a pivotal Game 3 of the National League division series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, Major League Baseball announced it suspended Chase Utley for Games 3 and 4 for his illegal slide during Saturday night's Dodgers win. Utley will appeal the suspension, meaning he might still be eligible to play Monday night. In a statement, Utley's agent, Joel Wolfe, called the suspension "outrageous and completely unacceptable. " The late, double-play-disrupting takeout slide by Utley, the longtime Phillies star now playing for the Dodgers, resulted in a broken leg for Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.
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September 19, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO - This season commenced with great consternation about Cole Hamels, and it will end with the Phillies ace posting some of the best numbers of his career. He handcuffed his hometown team once more Wednesday night in a 5-2 win over the Padres, lowered his ERA to 2.47, and never looked stressed in seven innings. Hamels has permitted three earned runs or fewer in 21 straight starts, the longest such streak for a Phillies pitcher in 46 years. His ERA ranks fourth in the National League.
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July 17, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - For three minutes, Joe Torre tried to explain the bewilderment behind Rule 7.13 - an "experimental" provision to prevent home-plate collisions - and concluded with an indictment of the rule that has frustrated both managers and players. "It's not as confusing as I'm making it sound," Torre said Tuesday. Managers and players may disagree. Torre, Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball operations, said the rule will not be eliminated after its one-year trial.
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April 13, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Was it dirt? was it pine tar? Whatever the brownish substance was on N.Y. Yankees starter Michael Pineda's right hand in the early innings of Thursday's game against Boston in the Bronx, it was gone by the fifth. That's why Boston manager John Farrell didn't point it out to the umps, he said after the Yankees' 4-1 win. Maybe the fact that two of his starters, Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester, have been accused of using a foreign substance swayed him, too. Pineda, who allowed one run in six innings while striking out seven, said afterward it was only dirt, moistened by sweat.
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January 17, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
TOMORROW'S visit to the Palestra from ESPN's "College GameDay" crew got a little cooler with this nugget. The University of Pennsylvania will become the 27th school to host "GameDay" on its campus for both football and basketball. ESPN came in for a football game in 2002 But Penn will be the first non-BCS school to pull off this double-dip. Penn almost surely is also the first school to host "GameDay" while not actually playing in an ESPN game. Temple and La Salle will play at the Palestra starting at noon (ESPN2)
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October 11, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ryne Sandberg chose his first bench coach years ago. When he rode the buses as a minor-league manager in the Chicago Cubs organization, he solicited the advice of Larry Bowa - just as he did decades earlier while playing. "You're going to be a big-league manager real soon," Bowa remembered telling him. "Well," Sandberg replied, "that's my goal. And if one thing led to another, would you come back as a bench coach?" The reunion, Bowa said, "happened fast" after the season ended.
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September 24, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
HOW COOL was the tribute the Yankees gave Mariano Rivera yesterday? The righthanded closer, who is retiring at the end of the season, got a first-class sendoff before the Yankees hosted the Giants in their final home day game of the season. Rivera spent his entire 19-year-career with the Yanks and the 50-minute ceremony was memorable. Jackie Robinson's wife Rachel was present to unveil a plaque of her Hall of Fame husband that will be displayed in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park.
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July 18, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
MAJOR LEAGUE Baseball is moving ahead with plans to expand instant replay next year. "We're pretty confident we'll have it in place for 2014," MLB executive vice president Joe Torre said yesterday before the All-Star Game. Video review has been in place for umpires on home run calls since August 2008. Commissioner Bud Selig initially wanted to add trap plays and fair-or-foul calls down the lines for 2013, but the change was put off while more radical options were examined. Still, Selig has wanted to proceed cautiously.
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June 21, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - The daughter of former major league manager Joe Torre is getting props from her dad for catching a baby boy who had tumbled off a second-floor fire escape in Brooklyn. Torre said in a statement that he was "very proud of my daughter Cristina's actions [Wednesday] during an incident in Brooklyn involving a small child. " Torre is Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball operations. "I didn't really know what was going to happen . . . You just move into action - you don't really think about it," Cristina Torre told the Daily News of New York.
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June 21, 2013
After putting up some eye-popping numbers with Taiwan's EDA Rhinos (.352 average 43 RBIs, 8 homers in 49 games), Manny Ramirez figures it's time for the big leagues. The Rhinos said they tried to keep Ramirez (promising to raise his monthly pay from $25,000 to almost $60,000, which is a lot of money in the Chinese Professional Baseball League) but the 41-year-old, 12-time all-star said he missed his family. He left Taiwan and was to arrive in New York on Friday. "This whole thing with Manny in Taiwan was a phenomenon.
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