New York Yankees To Retire Joe Torre’s Jersey; Have Plaque In Monument Park
After the New York Yankees let Joe Torre go in 2007 by offering a contract that wasn’t up to par with the manager, fans thought they would never see the day.
These days Torre’s relationship with the Yankees organization and Brian Cashman is much better. And the Yankees will honor his winning history in New York with a plaque in Monument Park, and retiring his #6 number.
They will also honor former Yankees Goose Gossage, Paul O’ Neill, and Tino Martinez as they expand their inventory of tributes.
On top of that, another Yankees great Bernie Williams will be honored next year.
Tino Martinez will be honored Saturday, June 21st (Old Timers’ Day); Goose Gossage Sunday, June 22nd, Paul O’Neill Saturday, August 9th and finally Joe Torre will on Saturday, August 23rd.
Torre won ten American League East titles, six American League pennants and four World Series championships during his tenure from 1996-2007.
He went 1,173-767 during that time, second in team wins behind Joe McCarthy.
Derek Jeter’s number 2 is the final single digit jersey left not to be retired (yet).
Torre will be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame July 27.