Hall Of Famer
In 1996, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner hired Torre as his team’s manager. He led New York to 92 wins that first season before winning the ALCS against the Orioles and then rallying from an 0-2 deficit to beat the Braves in the World Series. The Yankees won 96 games and a Wild Card berth in 1997, then strung together three straight World Series titles from 1998-2000 – highlighted by the 114 games the 1998 team won during the regular season. The Yankees won the AL Pennant again in 2001, then posted three straight 100-plus win seasons, including another AL Pennant in 2003. The Bronx Bombers advanced to the playoffs each year form 2005-07 before Torre was let go – making in 12 playoff trips in 12 seasons for the Yankees under Torre.
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 2014