Joe Torre signed a managerial contract with the Dodgers in 2007
Joe Torre did not re-sign with the Yankees after the 2007 season. Torre was offered a significantly lower priced contract-something which he found as an insult-and rejected the offer.
Joe Torre is the all-time Yankee leader in managerial wins.
Joe Torre grew up with an abusive father. As a result of this, he has formed the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, a foundation that strives to end the cycle of domestic violence in homes across the country. To help sponser his foundation, Samsung signed a deal to donate $1,000 every time a Yankees player hits a homerun at Yankee Stadium. Over $240,000 has been raised so far.
As a manager, Joe Torre has a Postseason career record of 75-47, which is a .615 winning percentage (combination of every team he has managed). All 75 wins came as manager of the Yankees (as did 44 of the losses).
Joe is a part owner of two racehorses (Sis City and Wild Desert).
Joe was the catcher for Warren Spahn's 350th career victory, and was the manager for Roger Clemens' 350th career victory, the only two occasions that a pitcher has won 350 games since 1928.
He passed Casey Stengel on the Yankees all time managerial win list on August 19th, 2007 against the Detroit Tigers, by picking up his 1,149th victory with the team.
Joe Torre is the longest tenured manager under George Steinbrenner's Yankees ownership (he will be finishing his 12th season as Yankees manager after the 2007 season).
Before becoming manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, Joe had never reached the World Series (as a player or as a manager).
As a manager in the National League, Joe had a 894-1003 record, which is a .471 winning percentage.
Joe was named an All-Star from 1963 to 1967 and won a Gold Glove Award in 1965.
Joe has three daughters (Lauren, Christina, Andrea) and one son (Michael).
Joe was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999. Luckily, the treatment was entirely successful and he made a full recovery.
Joe Torre hit his first Major League homerun in 1966 off of now Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.
In the MLB, Joe Torre had a .297 career batting average.
Joe played his final Major League Baseball game on June 17, 1977
for the New York Mets.
Joe made his Major League Baseball debut
for the Milwaukee Braves on September 25, 1960.
On June 7, 2007, Joe became the first person in Major League Baseball history to have at least 2,000 hits as a player and 2,000 wins as a manager.
Joe has two brothers.
Coming to the Yankees was his first time in the American League.
As a player, he played for the Brewers and the Mets.
From 1990 to 1995, Joe managed the Cardinals.
He managed the Braves from 1982 to 1984.
Torre won Manager of the Year in 1998.
His first year ever being manager (with the mets) was in 1981.
As Yankee Manager, Joe Torre wears the number 6.
As being manager for the Yankees, the Yankees made the playoffs every year.
He ended his career with 1185 RBIs.
In his career he had 252 home runs.
He played 18 years in the Major Leagues.
Joe has won a Gold Glove Award.
He has won a MVP award.
As manager for the Yankees, he won the World Series in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Joe Torre began managing the Yankees on November 2,1995. It was his first time being a Yankee.
He first started managing for the New York Mets.
As a player, he played for the Cardinals.
As a player, he was a catcher and he played first base.
His first season as a player was in 1960.
His first season as Yankee manager was in 1996.
Joe is currently in his 12th season as Yankees manager.
Joe Torre: I'd like to thank Felix Millan for making all of this possible. (Regarding setting the National League record for most double plays grounded into in a single game (4) on July 21, 1975. Millan batted ahead of Torre in the lineup and singled in all four of his at-bats.)
Joe Torre: (On His Thinning Hair) I call it the Watergate. I try to cover up as much as I can.