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New York Yankees to Retire Joe Torre’s No. 6 in Monument Park on August 23

May 8th, 2014 at 2:35 PM
By Doug Rush

It's going to be a very active and perhaps a very memorable summer for former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre.

Torre was one of three managers voted in to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and along with him, Tony LaRussa and Bobby Cox, all three will be enshrined this summer at Cooperstown in a ceremony.

That's not all for the Yankees former skipper, as it was announced on Thursday that the Yankees will honor Torre on August 23 by retiring his number 6 in Monument Park. Last year, Mariano Rivera had his numner 42 retired in one of his final home games, so Torre's number 6 will be next to Rivera's number 42.

To go along with Torre having his number retired by the Yankees, the team also announced that they will add plaques for players in Monument Park as well; Tino Martinez and Goose Gossage will have their ceremonies on June 21 and 22 respectively; Paul O'Neill will have his ceremony on August 9.

During Torre's years with the Yankees, he posted a 1,173-767 record in the regular season, won 10 division titles of his 12 seasons with six American League Championships and four World Series titles in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000. The Yankees lost the 2001 and 2003 World Series.

Aside from the Yankees, Torre also managed with the New York Mets (1977-1981), the Atlanta Braves (1982-1984) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1990-1995) before spending the next 11 years in the Bronx. After leaving the Yankees following the 2007 season, Torre caught on with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 and managed there until 2010; Torre's Dodgers won two division titles and made it to two National League Championship Games, but lost to the Phillies in each game.

With Torre getting his number 6 retired, that leaves only Derek Jeter's number 2 as the only single digit number left, as 1, 3-5 and 7-9 have all been retired, although Jeter's number will also likely to go into Monument Park, maybe even as soon as the end of the season like the Yankees did with Rivera last year.

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