"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Torre to publish memoirs on his Yankee years

From the Associated Press:

The book, currently untitled, will be co-authored by Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci and will include Torre's memories of the Yankees, with whom he won four World Series championships, and general thoughts on the game.

Doubleday, an imprint of Random House Inc., will publish the book in the spring of 2009.

"Baseball has changed dramatically since I began my tenure with the Yankees,'' Torre said in a statement issued Thursday by Doubleday. "It was a wonderful 12 years and I look forward to sharing my thoughts and perspective on how the game has evolved.''

According to Doubleday, Torre will explain his "decision to walk way from the job of manager of the Yankees, but only as the endgame in explaining in unprecedented detail what history will record as the 'Torre Era.'"

"In addition to sharing Torre's knowledge of the game, the authors will examine the rapidly changing baseball landscape, explaining how developments such as revenue sharing and the rise of statistical analysis have made the future existence of dynasties virtually impossible,'' the statement reads. (ESPN.com)

It should be interesting to see what Torre has to say about his Yankee years. I'm not much of a reader, but I may just have to pick this book up.


Andrew V. said...

This has the chance to be riveting, but it could also be the kind of book that puts you to sleep.

Maybe he will spill the beans on some of the front office of the Yankees and Ol' Georgie.

Andrew Fletcher said...

That would certainly be entertaining. He probably won't be willing to divulge that much information, as he's still managing. If he retired, the book would probably be even more interesting.

Andrew V. said...

One can only hope.

I really want to know what that man (George) is like. He's like some sort of mythical figure. Like Sidd Finch.

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