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  Joe Torre

Full Name: Joseph Paul Torre
Height: 6'2" Weight: 212 lbs.
Born: July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY
Died:
Major League Career: 1960 to 1977
Managerial Debut: 1977


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Year TM/L G W L PCT M/Y W-EXP A-E Standing
1977 NY-N 117 49 68 0.419 2-2 52.6 -3.6 6 East
1978 NY-N 162 66 96 0.407   72.2 -6.2 6 East
1979 NY-N 163 63 99 0.389   69.0 -6.0 6 East
1980 NY-N 162 67 95 0.414   71.4 -4.4 5 East
1981.1 NY-N 52 17 34 0.333     17.0 5 East
1981.2 NY-N 53 24 28 0.462   42.3 -18.3 4 East
1982 ATL-N 162 89 73 0.549   84.7 4.3 1 West Lost NLCS
1983 ATL-N 162 88 74 0.543   91.9 -3.9 2 West
1984 ATL-N 162 80 82 0.494   78.6 1.4 2 West
1990 STL-N 58 24 34 0.414 3-3 25.2 -1.2 6 East
1991 STL-N 162 84 78 0.519   81.3 2.7 2 East
1992 STL-N 162 83 79 0.512   83.9 -0.9 3 East
1993 STL-N 162 87 75 0.537   82.4 4.6 3 East
1994 STL-N 115 53 61 0.465   48.9 4.1 3 Central
1995 STL-N 47 20 27 0.426 1-2 20.3 -0.3 4 Central
1996 NY-A 162 92 70 0.568   88.9 3.1 1 WS Winner
1997 NY-A 162 96 66 0.593   100.5 -4.5 2 East
1998 NY-A 162 114 48 0.704   110.3 3.7 1 WS Winner
1999 NY-A 162 98 94 0.510   105.9 -7.9 1 WS Winner
2000 NY-A 161 87 74 0.540   83.2 3.8 1 WS Winner
2001 NY-A 160 95 65 0.594   84.8 10.2 1 East Lost WS
2002 NY-A 161 103 58 0.640   90.6 12.4 1 East Lost Div
2003 NY-A 162 101 61 0.623   89.2 11.8 1 East Lost WS
2004 NY-A 162 101 61 0.623   85.8 15.2 1 East Lost ALCS
2005 NY-A 162 95 67 0.586   85.7 9.3 1 East Lost Div
2006 NY-A 162 97 65 0.599   88.8 8.2 1 East Lost Div
2007 NY-A 162 94 68 0.580   89.9 4.1 2 East Lost Div
                   
Totals 26 3841 2067 1800 0.535   2008.3 58.7  
 


An All-Star catcher in the 1960s, Torre moved to third base during the 1971 season and won the NL MVP award, leading the league with a .363 batting average and 137 RBI. He finished his playing career with a .297 average, 252 HR and 1,185 RBI.

He began his managerial career in 1977 with the Mets, his last team for which he played. The Mets' best finish was fourth place in the second half of the strike-shortened 1981 season.

Moving to Atlanta the following season, he rode a 13-0 start to the division title, finishing 89-73. The Braves finished second the following two seasons, although a mediocre 80-82 record in 1984 led to his dismissal. He went on to become a popular Angels broadcaster.

In August 1990, Torre returned to the bench as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, Torre guided St. Louis to a respectable 84-78 finish in 1991, good for second place behind the Pirates in the NL East.

The team won 83 the following year and 87 in 1993, finishing third in the division both times. But in 1994, the Cards tied for third in the new NL Central after a 53-61 record and after a 20-27 start to the 1995 season Torre was fired in favor of Mike Jorgensen.

The Yankees, who had finished second in the AL East under Buck Showalter, hired Torre to lead the club in 1996. Torre was happy to get a chance to return home to the New York area, and proved to be up to the task of managing in the Bronx.

In just his first year with the club, Torre led the Yankees to a 92-70 finish and after a tumultuous post-season (during which Torre's brother Frank lay in a NYC hospital awaiting heart surgery) his team vanquished the Atlanta Braves for the Yankees' first championship since 1978.

Torre and the Yankees won 96 games in 1997, but lost a heart-wrenching five-game series to Cleveland in the first round of the playoffs. Fueled by this disappointment, the Yankees put together a historic 1998 season. Torre's calm, laid-back manner was a perfect fit for the club's collection of self-motivated veterans, and New York ran away from their competition for an American League-record 114 wins and a clean sweep of the Padres in the World Series.

The 1999 version of the Yankees, although less potent than the 1998 club, won 98 games and demolished the Braves in the World Series.

With a lesser impressive Won-Loss record in 2000 (87-74) than in 1999, the Yankees bowled over the Mets in the World Series in five games to become Three-Peat Winners. Four of the games were won by a margin of a single run and the fifth by two runs - a close Series.

Torre brought the Yankees to the World Series in 2001, losing out to the Arizona Diamondbacks in seven games. In 2002 Joe's Yankees again captured the American League East crown.



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