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Torre planning to retire after next year … probably

Oct 14, 2009, 1:01 PM EDT

As his Dodgers prepare for the NLCS against the Phillies that begins tomorrow night, Joe Torre indicated yesterday that 2010 will likely be his final season as manager.
“I have one year on my contract and I don’t anticipate it being more than that,” said Torre, who then added a disclaimer. “I’ve said that before and my wife doesn’t believe me at all.”
Torre, who’ll turn 70 years old in the middle of next season, has guided the Dodgers to back-to-back division titles and has managed his teams to 14 consecutive postseason appearances dating back to his first year with the Yankees in 1996. Bobby Cox is the only other manager who can claim that many trips to the playoffs in a row and Torre holds the all-time record with 84 postseason victories, including four championships.
“I never get tired of this stuff, that’s one thing I found out,” Torre said. “You think once you win it, you say, ‘OK, I got it, I don’t need to do this anymore,’ but you do. You need to do it.”

  1. Yankees#1 - Oct 14, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    best manager in the game . . . perhaps of all time!

  2. Navin - Oct 14, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Torre – One of the best the game of baseball has ever seen. MLB needs to find a way to keep Joe involve in the game after he retires from his managerial position because he is a great baseball mind. Would never understand how the Yankees let him go!!

  3. GO DODGERS - Oct 14, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    Say it ain’t so Joe!

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