Just because a player is performing well and his team is winning doesn’t mean he likes his coach or manager. Just ask David Wells about Joe Torre. In a recent appearance on the New York Post’s “Pinstripe Pod”, Wells said he “hated” playing for Torre during his days with the New York Yankees.
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Joe Torre may have led the Yankees to six American League pennants and four World Series titles, but don’t tell that to David Wells. Appearing on The Post’s “Pinstripe Pod”, Wells did not sugarcoat his feelings about his former manager. “I never liked Joe as a manager,” Wells said. “He...
Former New York Yankees pitcher David Wells should not have been capable of doing the things he did on the mound. Like, take one look at the guy and you would’ve been convinced that the hefty, bald, mustachioed lefty was more likely to be drunk in right field starting fights than taking the bump for all those years. Yet, when all was said and done, the crafty hurler played 21 years in the majors, finishing with a 239-157 record overall. Insanity.
Joe Torre spent some time at the closing event for the 2021 Elmsford Little League season inspiring future Major League baseball champs. This past Saturday Joe Torre, Major League Baseballs' chief baseball officer from 2011 to 2020, inspired hundreds of Little League athletes when he attended the closing ceremonies for the 2021 Elmsford Little League season. Torre is the only major leaguer to achieve both 2,000 hits as a player and 2,000 wins as a manager. He played with the Braves, Cardinals and Mets.
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Last year, the Tablet, the newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., listed the top all-time baseball players from Catholic high schools in the diocese. Top star of the list was Joe Torre, a graduate of St. Francis Prep High School in Fresh Meadow, N.Y. He’s also known in New York as the brother of Ursuline Sister Marguerite Torre, who spent the final 27 years of her ministry as the principal of Nativity BVM School in Ozone Park, N.Y. There were five children in the Torre household, including another Major Leaguer, Frank Torre.
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Joe Torre and Bobby Valentine will be on the same team, as executive producers, on a documentary about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and baseball for Turner Sports. The two managers, who at times were rivals and weren’t particularly close, will work with media agent Sandy Montag, who will be the third executive producer on the project.
Turner announces “More Than Just a Game: Baseball Remembers 9/11” doc, with Joe Torre and Bobby Valentine as executive producers
We’ve seen some interesting documentary approaches from Turner recently, including The Inside Story, Ready or Not: The 96 NBA Draft, and Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story. They’ve now announced a new feature-length documentary project, More Than Just a Game: Baseball Remembers 9/11, looking back at how MLB responded to the events of September 11, 2001. Then-Yankees manager Joe Torre and then-Mets manager Bobby Valentine are attached as executive producers, along with Sandy Montag of The Montag Group. Here’s more on this from a release:
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“He was a great teammate who knew how to play the game, and showed up for work every day not caring what it looked like – he did what he had to do to help win ballgames.”. The words of Hall of Famer Joe Torre, joining Carton & Roberts on...