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Yankees Retire Joe Torre’s No. 6

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre stands with his plaque that will be installed in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium during a ceremony prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox on August 23, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre stands with his plaque that will be installed in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium during a ceremony prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox on August 23, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Yankees have retired four-time World Series champion manager Joe Torre’s No. 6.

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre unviels his plaque that will be installed in Monument Park with his wife Ali at Yankee Stadium during a ceremony prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox on August 23, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Former Yankees manager Joe Torre unviels his plaque that will be installed in Monument Park with his wife Ali at Yankee Stadium on August 23, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Torre unveiled his number alongside those of 16 other retired numbers in Monument Park on Saturday at the start of a ceremony honoring the recently inducted Hall of Famer. The Yankees later revealed a plaque to be placed in the area beyond the center field wall.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a proclamation read during the ceremony that declared it Joe Torre Day.

Torre took over as manager of the Yankees in 1996 and led them to their first World Series title since 1978. With a sense of calm and familial congeniality, Torre led New York to 12 straight playoff appearances during his tenure under combative owner George Steinbrenner, including three more championships from 1998-2000.

He was 1,173-767-2 in the regular season with the Yankees and was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame this July.

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