Torre made the cover of SI in 1972, the year he won the NL MVP award for hitting .363 with the Cardinals.
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Torre batted .287 with 13 home runs for the Cardinals in 1973, the fifth of his six years with the team.
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Torre managed the Atlanta Braves from 1982-84, winning the NL West crown in his first season but falling to second and third place in his last two years.
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Torre managed the Cardinals from 1990-95. His best showing was a second-place finish in 1991.
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Torre at his introductory news conference as Yankees manager on Nov. 2, 1995.
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George Steinbrenner and Torre share an embrace after the Yankees' sweep of the Padres in the 1998 World Series.
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George Steinbrenner and Torre celebrate the Yankees' third World Series title in 1999. The Bombers defeated the Braves, four games to one.
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Shortstop Derek Jeter has spent his entire career playing for Joe Torre, winning four World Series along the way.
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Don Zimmer served as Torre's bench coach for eight years, from 1996-2003.
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Former New York City Mayor, Rudi Giuliani, grew close to Torre during their time in the Big Apple together and was a fixture at Yankee Stadium throughout Torre's regime.
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One of the highlights of Torre's tenure was beating the Mets in the 2000 Subway Series.
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The gang is all here: Don Zimmer, Torre and Mel Stottlemyre talk strategy during Game 1 of the 1996 World Series against the Atlanta Braves.
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Cecil Fielder sprays Torre with champagne in the winning locker room after Game 6 of the 1996 World Series.
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A relieved Torre celebrates an ALCS-clinching Game 6 victory against the Indians in 1998.
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Torre and GM Brian Cashman welcome Roger Clemens to the Yankees after an offseason trade in February 1999.
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Tony La Russa, Torre, Lou Piniella and Bobby Valentine were the Mt. Roushmore of managers in 2000.
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Torre and Zimmer look on as the Yankees get blown out by the D'backs, 15-2, in Game 6 of the 2001 World Series to force a Game 7, which they would lose in the bottom of the ninth inning.
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Torchbearer Torre carries the Olympic Flame during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Torre, Reggie Jackson, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter at the A-Rod trade announcement on Feb. 17, 2004.
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Torre and Derek Jeter celebrate the Yankees' last postseason series victory under Torre. New York defeated Minnesota in the 2004 ALDS.
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Torre formed extremely close bonds with a number of his players, including Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.
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During his 12-year tenure as Yankees manager, Torre became quite the New York socialite. Torre posed with Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham during a Yankees-Blue Jays series in Toronto on Aug. 6, 2007.
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Torre leaves the field during the Yankees' season-ending loss to the Indians in Game 4 of the 2007 Division Series.
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Torre went back to the National League to take over the Dogers in 2008. While the Yankees' playoff streak ended at 13, Torre's kept on going as he led the Dodgers to the NL West title in 2008 and again in 2009. In both years, the Dodgers were defeated by the Phillies in the NLCS.
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With the Dodgers' ownership situation in disarray and controversial star slugger Manny Ramirez having been shipped out of town, Torre's postseason streak came to an end in 2010 and so did his tenure as Dodgers manager. L.A. was three games under .500 when the team announced that Don Mattingly, a longtime Torre coach, would take over as manager in 2011.
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