October 13, 2000 |
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.
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.
February 1, 2013 |
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...
October 18, 2007 |
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.
March 12, 1999 |
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.
October 2, 2006 |
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.
October 14, 1996 |
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.
May 11, 1997 |
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.
June 21, 2013 |
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.
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.