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Joe Torre Inducted into Monument Park at Yankee Stadium, No. 6 Officially Retired by Yankees

August 23rd, 2014 at 1:46 PM
By Doug Rush

On August 23, 2014; it was Joe Torre Day at Yankee Stadium and the New York Yankees would give their former manager the highest possible honor bestowed upon.

Last month, Torre was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but on Saturday before the Yankees played their second game of their series against the Chicago White Sox, Torre had his number 6 retired by the Yankees and joined Monument Park with plaque in his name that will go out into the outfield; Paul O'Neill and Tino Martinez all had plaques go into Monument Park earlier in the season.

To be a part of Torre's special day in the Bronx, former players Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Martinez, O'Neill, David Cone along with Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Tony LaRussa, Jim Leyland and Gene Monahan, plus all of Torre's family.

He then gave a speech to the Yankee faithful in attendance and thanked the fans, along with each of his former players and everyone there who impacted his life and his career.

In his 12 seasons with the Yankees, Torre compiled a 1,173-767 record from 1996-2007 and won four World Series titles in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000; he also won six American League Championships (1996, 1998-2000, 2001 and 2003.)

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