Joe Torre

(L-R) 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Electees Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine visit at The Empire State Building on January 9, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

6 Newest Members Of The National Baseball Hall Of Fame

Taking place in Cooperstown, NY, six baseball players/managers will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The official induction ceremony will take place Sunday, July 27th.

07/25/2014

During a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium on June 21, 2014, former Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez unveils a plaque that will be placed in Monument Park. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Keidel: I Love Tino, But There’s No Way He Belongs In Monument Park

Even through a most generous lens, it’s hard to assert that Tino Martinez is a bedrock member of Yankees royalty. When you’re not even the best or second-best first baseman in franchise history, it’s hard to declare that you belong in Monument Park.

06/26/2014

Don Zimmer (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

‘We Loved Him’: Yankees, MLB Mourn Icon Don Zimmer

For 66 years, Zimmer was a most popular presence at ballparks all over, a huge chaw often filling his cheek. Everyone in the game seemed to know him, and love him.

06/05/2014

Joe Torre (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: No Ordinary Joe — It’s Fitting That The Yanks Are Retiring No. 6

Torre came to New York with a stained resume and left as royalty, a retread-turned-Hall of Famer whose legacy was just cemented in the place that produces our baseball heroes.

05/09/2014

Retired numbers and plaques are seen in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

WFAN’s Carton Says Tino, O’Neill, Torre Have No Place In Monument Park

WFAN co-host Craig Carton has a problem with the Yankees. A monumental problem, if you will. And because of that, Boomer Esiason and Jerry Recco have a problem with Craigie.

05/09/2014

Joe Torre at Yankees Old Timers' Day in 2011. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: No Doubt, Torre Earned Spot In Yankees’ Single-Digit Club

Between great players and great managers, the Yankees will soon run themselves into a laundry shortage. Well, not really. The numbering can go up to 99 after all. But you get the gist.

05/09/2014

Joe Torre (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yanks To Retire Torre’s No. 6; Goose, Tino, O’Neill Also Landing In Monument Park

The Yankees will retire former manager Joe Torre’s No. 6, leaving Derek Jeter’s No. 2 as the last single digit in New York’s pinstripes. And Torre, Gossage, Martinez and O’Neill will be honored with plaques in Monument Park.

05/08/2014

Crew chief Gerry Davis, right, and Phil Cuzzi talk with the instant replay center to verify the balls and strikes count at Minute Maid Park on April 3, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

MLB Advanced Media Head Defends Replay, Tweaks ESPN

“It must be great to be perfect the way ESPN is,” Bob Bowman said during a panel discussion at the MLB Diversity Business Summit.

04/15/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Jeter Effect: Hotels, Inns In Cooperstown Already Under Siege

In anticipation of the Yankees captain getting inducted hotels in the Cooperstown area were getting calls and emails on Thursday from fans trying to book rooms for more than six years from now.

02/13/2014

Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera celebrate the Yankees winning the 2009 World Series. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter’s Decision To Retire Signals End Of An Era

They owned October year after year. Derek Jeter and his baseball brothers — the gang that grew up champions. One by one, they walked away from the game until Jeter was the last man standing in pinstripes.

02/13/2014

Umpires discuss a close play at first base as San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy looks on. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

MLB’s Expanded Replay Gets High Marks From Bochy, Scherzer

Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.

01/17/2014

Bud Selig (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

MLB Approves Expanded Replay Starting This Season

Each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he’s right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own.

01/16/2014

Tony La Russa and Joe Torre (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Three Cheers For Tony, Bobby And Joe

Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre’s inductions will mark an elite class of managers entering the Hall of Fame in 2014.

12/15/2013

Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies is tagged out during a home-plate collision with Dioner Navarro of the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Yer Out! MLB Plans To Ban Home Plate Collisions

Major League Baseball said Wednesday it intends to eliminate home plate collisions by 2015 at the latest. Not everyone is pleased.

12/12/2013

Joe Torre (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Keidel: NYC Is A Better Place Because Of Torre — And So Is Cooperstown

The Hall of Fame is the proper, final stop of a long road that started in Brooklyn and, 50 years later, ended up in the Bronx.

12/12/2013

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