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Yankees retire Torre's No. 6

Aug. 23, 2014 at 1:10 PM   |   Comments

The New York Yankees retired the uniform number of former manager Joe Torre, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer, prior to Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

Including Torre's No. 6, the Yankees have 17 retired uniform numbers for 18 players and managers. New York also honored Torre with a plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium.

Torre spent 12 seasons as Yankees manager from 1996-2007, guiding the team to six World Series appearances and four World Series titles (1996, '98-2000). He compiled a regular season record of 1,173-767-2, leading the club to the playoffs in each year at the helm

His win total trails only Joe McCarthy's team record 1,460 over 16 seasons from 1931-46.

The 74-year-old Torre currently serves as MLB's Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations.

Other Yankee retired numbers are: No. 1 - Billy Martin; No. 3 - Babe Ruth; No. 4 - Lou Gehrig; No. 5 - Joe DiMaggio; No. 7 - Mickey Mantle; No. 8 - Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra; No. 9 - Roger Maris; No. 10 - Phil Rizzuto; No. 15 - Thurman Munson; No. 16 - Whitey Ford; No. 23 - Don Mattingly; No. 32 - Elston Howard; No. 37 - Casey Stengel; No. 42 - Mariano Rivera; No. 44 - Reggie Jackson; No. 49 - Ron Guidry.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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