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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2011
— For a couple minutes Friday afternoon, the front lobby of the Orioles' offices included the presence of two men who had combined to manage in 10 World Series and win six of them. Hall of Famer Earl Weaver and baseball's new executive vice president, Joe Torre , were in town for separate reasons, but both spent a little time talking with current Orioles skipper Buck Showalter . "The level of respect for them, I'm like a kid in a toy store," Showalter said. "I wish I had more time to spend with both of them.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2011
The famous baseball manager was a scared kid once. When he came home from school and saw his father's car parked out front, he often fled to the relative safety of a friend's house. "There is no worse emotion than fear," said Joe Torre, who managed the New York Yankees to four world championships. "I was never physically abused, but the fear my dad brought to our house in abusing my mom was very personal, very real. " Torre talked about the far-ranging impact of that fear on Tuesday as he co-chaired the first meeting of a task force appointed by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to examine violence affecting children.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | March 10, 2008
Vero Beach, Fla.-- --The New York Daily News dubbed him "Clueless Joe" the day after George Steinbrenner hired him to manage the New York Yankees in 1995, something Joe Torre could laugh about a year later while he was holding the first of his four world championship trophies. He knew, however, he would one day be clueless again, because that's how it works when you're managing with expectations so large that 12 straight playoff appearances is good enough only to get you insulted. Maybe insulted is too strong a word.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2011
— For a couple minutes Friday afternoon, the front lobby of the Orioles' offices included the presence of two men who had combined to manage in 10 World Series and win six of them. Hall of Famer Earl Weaver and baseball's new executive vice president, Joe Torre , were in town for separate reasons, but both spent a little time talking with current Orioles skipper Buck Showalter . "The level of respect for them, I'm like a kid in a toy store," Showalter said. "I wish I had more time to spend with both of them.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | April 30, 1996
NEW YORK -- Two weeks into his first season as New York Yankees manager, Joe Torre already was under fire from the contentious New York media and his team was beginning to lose sight of the first-place Orioles.And this was supposed to be his dream job?He had left himself wide-open to a Big Apple full of second-guessers with his decision to open the season with troubled Dwight Gooden in the starting rotation and $20 million free-agent starter Kenny Rogers in the bullpen. Then the Orioles got off to an 11-2 start and the Yankees slipped 4 1/2 games back while they tinkered with their supposedly star-studded pitching staff.
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July 18, 2004
It's a fact Joe Torre is 5-0-1 as an All-Star manager. Milestone Gary Sheffield represented a record fifth team in the All-Star Game (Yankees, Braves, Dodgers, Marlins, Padres). The number 73: Jack McKeon's age, making him the oldest manager in All-Star history.
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October 28, 2001
He said it "He was talking about working on his bunting. I mean, how vulnerable do you feel at that point?" Joe Torre, Yankees manager, on Andy Pettitte batting against Randy Johnson. He said it "That's what keeps you going - the hope that someday you might make it." Mike Morgan, of Diamondbacks, on reaching World Series for first time at age 42.
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October 11, 2007
When Joe Torre was named Yankee manager in 1995, the news was not greeted with universal applause. Indeed, this very paper ran a headline calling him "Clueless Joe." Long ago, we learned how very wrong we were. And now, in this autumn, as Major League Baseball 2007 moves on without the Yankees, we can only look back upon the season, and each of the dozen in which Joe Torre has led the Bronx Bombers, and say: Thank you. You did good, Mr. Torre, real good. After the Yanks' heart-wrenching loss to the Indians, George Steinbrenner walked in silence to his waiting car. But, as we all know, silence speaks volumes.
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October 20, 2001
He said it "You say that's got to be a mistake, this kid has only been around for a few years, and then you realize his whole major-league career has been postseason." Joe Torre, on Derek Jeter's postseason hit record He said it "Well, I had to go from being on the bench to being on the field, first of all." B.J. Surhoff, who sat out Game 1 against Randy Johnson, when asked about the adjustment between facing Johnson and Curt Schilling last night
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March 1, 2011
Repair relationships Dave van Dyck Chicago Tribune Anyone who survived and thrived more than a decade working for George Steinbrenner is more than qualified to work any job. And make no doubt about it, Joe Torre's new duties as MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations will include more than those in the public job description. But his top priority is repairing and rebuilding the sometimes-fractured relationship between those who sit in Park Avenue offices in New York and those who sit in dugouts in San Diego and Seattle.
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October 6, 2010
Baylor brings out best Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune For one shining season, Sammy Sosa was everything any manager would want a hitter to be. He had tremendous power but was willing to use the whole field, and he didn't force the action when teams tried to get him to chase pitches. He was also an interested right fielder and a genuine teammate in the clubhouse. This was 2001, and Don Baylor was the manager who got through to him. Sosa would revert to his selfish ways the following season, trying to hit more home runs than Barry Bonds after a spring-training war of words, but Baylor's impact shouldn't be forgotten.
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By Phil Rogers | September 19, 2010
Cross one off from the long list of managerial question marks. Don Mattingly will replace Joe Torre as the Dodgers' manager, but it's unclear what happens to Torre, along with so much more. We have known for a long time this was going to be a historic offseason in terms of manager movement, given the scheduled retirement of Bobby Cox and Cito Gaston and the uncertainty surrounding Lou Piniella, Tony La Russa and Torre. But the scope of the potential turnover has continued to grow, hitting epic proportions with blossoming rumors about Ozzie Guillen and Joe Girardi.
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By Dave van Dyck | September 5, 2010
Before the waiver acquisition by the White Sox became official, Dodgers manager Joe Torre pulled Manny Ramirez (above) aside Sunday to tell him that, at best, he would play three or four times a week the rest of the season. Then, perhaps strategically as the Dodgers tried to convince him to go, Ramirez was asked if he wanted to start that day. He said no. The rest is history, as Ramirez was ejected after one pitch as a pinch hitter and officially joined the Sox. "It was probably time for both of us," general manager Ned Colletti said.
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By From Sun staff and news services | October 27, 2009
College basketball Maryland women predicted for 5th in ACC preseason poll The University of Maryland women's basketball team received three first-place votes and was picked to finish fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in voting announced Monday at the ACC Media Day in Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum. The defending champion Terps have nine underclassmen on this season's roster. North Carolina was predicted to win the conference, receiving 30 of the 45 first-place votes, followed by Duke, Florida State and Virginia.
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By Amazon.com; Publisher's Weekly | February 15, 2009
tuesday The Yankee Years : by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci (Doubleday, $26.95) Joe Torre tells how he overcame the skeptics and became one of the most successful baseball managers in history, leading the Yankees to 12 straight playoff appearances, six American League pennants and four World Series titles. The Second Opinion : by Michael Palmer (St. Martin's, $25.95) Michael Palmer creates a cat-and-mouse game where one woman must confront a conspiracy of doctors to learn who would want her father dead.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun Reporter | March 27, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. -- Joe Girardi puts his hands behind his head, crosses his fingers and leans back in his chair inside the Legends Field manager's office. He is the picture of contentment, relaxation. And why shouldn't he be? He is, after all, managing again in the big leagues after a year's hiatus. "I love it. It's one of my true passions," said Girardi, the New York Yankees' first new manager since 1996. "I love the game, I love the strategy, I love the competition, I love the relationships."
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By PETER SCHMUCK | March 10, 2008
Vero Beach, Fla.-- --The New York Daily News dubbed him "Clueless Joe" the day after George Steinbrenner hired him to manage the New York Yankees in 1995, something Joe Torre could laugh about a year later while he was holding the first of his four world championship trophies. He knew, however, he would one day be clueless again, because that's how it works when you're managing with expectations so large that 12 straight playoff appearances is good enough only to get you insulted. Maybe insulted is too strong a word.
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