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Jeter, Rivera, Pettitte, Posada and more respond to Torre entering Hall of Fame

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It wouldn't be a real party if the Core Four didn't reflect on the news of Joe Torre entering the Hall of Fame. Yankees of past and present sent their best wishes and congratulations to Torre for reaching immortality in the baseball world. Here's how some of Torre's former colleagues responded. Derek Jeter: “Mr. Torre is like ...

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Joe Torre inducted into the Hall of Fame

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Joe Torre is now standing in the Hall of Fame. The Baseball Hall of Fame announced that Joe Torre was a unanimous selection of the Expansion era committee, joining Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa who were also unanimous selections. The Expansion Era featured players whose contributions were from 1973 to the present. A 16-person panel of writers, ...

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Torre: Jeter would take part-time role if it helped Yankees

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There's no one out there that knows Derek Jeter better than his old manager Joe Torre, after all Torre did manage Jeter from 1996-2007. So with the uncertainty of Jeter's future at shortstop for the 2014 season after a season ending ankle injury last year, Torre told reporters that he believed Jeter would take a ...

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Dellin Betances might have saved his career as a reliever

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Everybody knows the story of Dellin Betances. A tall kid from Manhattan, went to high school in Brooklyn, drafted by the Yankees in the eighth round of the 2006 draft, became a top prospect, and then flopped. Except Betances' story wasn't finished even after a 6.44 ERA and a 6.8 BB/9 in 131.1 innings last season. He still ...

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Mariano Rivera officially announces retirement, and other notes

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The rumors were true. Mariano Rivera, the Yankees ace in the bullpen for the past 18 years, officially announced that he will retire after the 2013 season during a press conference this morning. “It’s official now," Rivera said. "After this year, I will be retiring.” “The time is almost ending,” he added. “The little gas that I ...

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Torre would have no problem with A-Rod on WBC roster

It was recently announced that former Yankees manager Joe Torre was picked to manage Team USA in the next World Baseball Classic. This opened up the possibility that he could one day manage a few of his former players including Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter. The thing is things between A-Rod and Torre were never great. ...

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Classic Yankees: Joe Torre

Soon, we should see the #6 retired. Joe Torre is right up there with Miller Huggins, Joe McCarthy (neither of whom wore a number) and Casey Stengel (#37 retired).  I’m not one who thinks Billy Martin’s #1 should be retired (compare his numbers to Ralph Houk’s for example, and no, I’m not saying Houk was ...

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Joe Torre: The Awkwardness with Yankees is Gone

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Via Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York: Joe Torre says the awkwardness is “gone” between he and the Yankees’ organization. “That’s what I sense,“ said Torre, who put on the pinstripes for the first time since 2007 for Sunday afternoon’s Old Timers’ Day. “I didn’t know how much longer (I’d be here). I probably was wanting to ...

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