2014 MLB Hall of Fame Inductees: Tony La Russa, Joe Torre, Bobby Cox

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Jun 22, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Former New York Yankee Joe Torre (6) during Old Timers Day at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Torre is best known for his success as a manager with the New York Yankees but his career actually began on the other side of the city. After briefly serving as a manager-player for the New York Mets in 1977, he remained manager of the Mets until 1981.

He served as manager of the Atlanta Braves from 1982-1984. The Braves led off the 1982 to a Major League record 13-game winning streak to open the season. The Braves went on to the National League Championship Series in 1982 but they could not get passed the St. Louis Cardinals and move on to the World Series.

Fired after the 1984 season, Torre took to the broadcast booth until 1990 when he took the helm for the same St. Louis Cardinals that kept him and the Braves from the World Series in 1982. During his tenure as manager the Cardinals went 351-354. They maintained a winning record for each of the three full seasons he managed the club. He was fired in 1995 as the Cardinals began a rebuilding period.

Torre made his true mark as one of the exceptional managers in the game when he signed on with the Yankees in 1996. With the help of some exceptionally talented players Torre managed the Yankees to the playoffs each of the 12 seasons he managed the team. He won six American League Pennants, four World Series titles and was named Manager of the Year in 1996 and 1998.

After the Yankees, Torre ended his managerial career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He managed the Dodgers to the playoffs in 2008 and 2009, before retiring in October 2010. He currently holds the position of Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball in the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, Bud Selig.