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Video: Joe Torre’s number retirement ceremony

Aug 24, 2014, 9:39 AM EDT

The New York Yankees retired the number (6) of Hall of Fame manager Joe Torre on Saturday afternoon and has spliced together some of the video and audio from the ceremony …

If you include Derek Jeter‘s No. 2, there is no longer a single-digit number available in pinstripes.

  1. Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Aug 24, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Just watched Torre-san’s number retirement at Jsportschannel! Really awesome guy. Most popular and best Yankee manager of all time

    • jfk69 - Aug 24, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      I will take Joe McCarthy Or Casey Stengel
      McCarthy’s “10 Commandments for Success in the Majors”

      Nobody ever became a ballplayer by walking after a ball.
      You will never become a .300 hitter unless you take the bat off your shoulder.
      An outfielder who throws in back of a runner is locking the barn after the horse is stolen.
      Keep your head up and you may not have to keep it down.
      When you start to slide, SLIDE. He who changes his mind may have to change a good leg for a bad one.
      Do not alibi on bad hops. Anyone can field the good ones.
      Always run them out. You never can tell.
      Do not quit.
      Try not to find too much fault with the umpires. You cannot expect them to be as perfect as you are.
      A pitcher who hasn’t control hasn’t anything.

  2. aceshigh11 - Aug 24, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Total class act, and I love that he called Jeter a “special YOUNG man”.

  3. barrywhererufrom - Aug 24, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    As a lifelong Yankees fan since 76 I remember Joe Torre as a player and a manager beginning with the Mets. If you were going to tell me at that time that Joe would be a Hall of Fame manager I would of laughed hysterically. Again if you fast forward to 1995-96 whenJoe was hired by the Yankees I would of stated they were crazy to take a chance on him. Now after his historic career as the Yankee skipper if you would say he belonged in the Hall of Fame and his number should be retired with the great Yankees I would say yes!! It goes to show you you give a great manager great players and they can do great things. Their are so many parallels between Casey Stengel and Joe it’s scary. Well on that note I am so happy that Joe received his proper recognition that he greatly deserved!! Thanks Joe without you those great Yankee years may not of happened.

  4. pisano - Aug 24, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Good move by the Yankees, but they should also retire Paul Oneill’s # 21, the Warrior as George Steinbrenner called him deserves that honor also.

    • johnnysoda - Aug 24, 2014 at 2:18 PM

      No, he doesn’t. Great player, sure, but not good enough to have his number retired. The Yankees have too many retired numbers as is- #s 1, 9, and 49 are the most borderline.

      • civil1863 - Aug 24, 2014 at 5:43 PM

        Actually, the number 1 is not all that borderline. Before it was Billy Martin’s, the number belonged to the Hall of Fame Centerfielder Earle Combs. One of the best leadoff men of his generation as well as the first great center fielder the Yankees had. He also patrolled the outfield on three world champions, including the 1927 club.

  5. Old Gator - Aug 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Yes, all the best to a great manager and a fine ballplayer. Unfortunately, since he was uploaded into the bureaucratic bland zone of the MLB front orifice, he has demonstrated all the force, aplomb, decisiveness and charisma of what my grandmother would have called ein schickle fleisch mit por oigen.”

  6. rbj1 - Aug 24, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    I remember the NY Daily News headline when he was hired: “Clueless Joe”

    Who’s laughing now?

    • Old Gator - Aug 24, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      Probably all the staff and secretaries at the MLB HQ.

    • mybrunoblog - Aug 24, 2014 at 1:17 PM

      If you remember the “Clueless Joe” headline then you should remember the context. The NY Daily News column that day was referencing Torre not knowing what he was getting into by agreeing to manage the Yankees with George Steinbrenner at the helm. A popular myth has developed that the NY press was mocking Torre but that’s far from the truth. By 1995 Torre had been a popular and well respected baseball player/manager for over 30 years by the time he took the Yankee job. I guess sometimes the myth is better than the truth.

  7. mungman69 - Aug 24, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Now it is the “clueless” Yankees!
    Oh, where have you gone Joe Torre?

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