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Former New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre Takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Awareness (Video)

August 20th, 2014 at 7:01 PM
By Douglas Rush

Yesterday, it was Jennifer Steinbrenner-Swindal, Derek Jeter, and CC Sabathia all accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS awareness. On Wednesday, it was another former member of the Yankees family who was up.

While outside the Major League Baseball headquarters in New York, former Yankees and recent elected Hall of Fame manager Joe Torre, along with next year's Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred who took the challenge.

For Torre, he was nominated by his wife Allison along with current New York Daily News reporter Mike Lupica and before he accepted the challenge and had the bucket of water dumped on his head, he nominated all of his fellow Hall of Fame class-mates; Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas.

Other former Yankees to take part in the challenge were Andy Pettitte, Tino Martinez and Jorge Posada.

Since the challenge has gone viral, ALS has received over $16.5 million in donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge; whereas last year, they had only received $1.8 million.

For those who want to help to the cause to find a cure for ALS, you can follow the link to the website.


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