1968 Topps Game – Joe Torre

1968 Topps Game – Joe Torre

Most baseball fans know Joe Torre as the former World Series winning New York Yankees manager.

Many know him for his tenure as skipper of the Dodgers, Mets, and Cardinals.

I was first introduced to Joe Torre as the leader of the Atlanta Braves.

Very few of us recognize just how solid of a major league player that Joe Torre was…

Joe Torre was a big-leaguer for 18 seasons.  He amassed 2,300+ hits, 250+ home runs, drove in 1,100+ runs, and almost scored 1,000 runs.

Torre was the runner-up for the Rookie Of The Year award in 1961.  He won the MVP Award in 1971.  He was a 9-time All-Star and also won a Gold Glove Award in 1965.  Torre won a batting title in 1971 with his .363 average.

Most importantly, Joe Torre was a solid teammate.  Players that suited up alongside Torre thought the world of him and his attitude towards the game.  Torre played hard each and every day, and he was a great role model for the younger players.

Progess – 25/33

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