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St. Louis Cardinals - Joe Torre

       

 

Bob Gibson reflects:

"He went in the (Cooperstown) Hall Of Fame as a manager, but his career numbers were good enough to get in as a hitter, epecially considering he played more as a catcher than any other position.  He was an All-Star six times there, and he was good enough at first and third base too."

"In his first game with us (Cardinals), against the Pirates, Willie Stargell hit a shot to Joe playing first base that he didn't handle very well.  I walked over to him and he probably thought I was coming over to yell at him, Instead I asked if he was crazy.  I told him, "When somebody hits a ball that hard, you're supposed to move out the way."  He started laughing and I guess it loosened him up."

 

St. Louis Cardinals - Joe Torre

 

With the Cardinals:  1969-74  (Career summary)  

  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPS TB SB BB SO
6 Seasons 918 3452 455 1062 161 32 98 558 .308 .382 .458 .840 1581 12 387 476

 

With the Cardinals: 1990-95 (Manager, 351-354 record)

Year Finish Wins Losses Attendance Manager
1990 6 70 92 2,573,225 Whitey Herzog, Red Schoendienst, Joe Torre
1991 2 84 78 2,448,699 Joe Torre
1992 3 83 79 2,418,483 Joe Torre
1993 3 87 75 2,844,328 Joe Torre
1994 3 53 61 1,866,544 Joe Torre
1995 4 62 81 1,756,127 Joe Torre, Mike Jorgensen

       

 

St. Louis Gameday magazine - 1993 #6

    1991 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Magazine - Joe Torre        1972 Sports Illustrated - Joe Torre - St. Louis Cardinals

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Cardinal Achievements:

- Inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals HOF - 2016

- Inducted into the MLB HOF as a manager in 2014. 

- Named National League MVP in 1971 with the Cardinals leading the majors with a .363 batting average, 230 hits, 352 total bases and 137 RBIs.

- Became the fourth Cardinal to total at least 230 hits in a season and only one of 14 players in NL history to reach that mark.

- Finished runner-up for the NL batting title (.325) in 1970.

- Four straight All-Star appearances with the Cardinals (1970-73) (9 total appearances)

- Hit for the cycle on 6/23/1973 at Pittsburgh, collecting the single with two outs in the ninth.

- Led the Cardinals to a 84-78 second place finish in the NL East in 1991. His best with the Cardinals.

 

St. Louis Cardinals - Joe Torre

 

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Sources:

    -  GameDay Magazine #4 2016

 

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