Joe Torre is a former professional baseball coach and executive. Torre's lengthy and distinguished career in MLB began as a player in 1960 with the Milwaukee Braves, as a catcher, first baseman and third baseman. He also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets until becoming a manager in 1977, when he briefly served as the Mets' player-manager.
A former player, manager and television color commentator, Torre ranks fifth all-time in MLB history with 2,326 wins as a manager. With 2,342 hits during his playing career, Torre is the only major leaguer to achieve both 2,000 hits as a player and 2,000 wins as a manager (records hold as of 2021). From 1996 to 2007, he was the manager of the New York Yankees and guided the team to four World Series championships. His managerial career covered 29 seasons, including tenures with the same three clubs for which he played, and the Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, until 2010. From 1984 to 1989, he served as a television color commentator for the California Angels and NBC.
After retiring as a manager, he accepted a role assisting the Commissioner of Baseball as the executive vice president of baseball operations. In 2020, Torre was appointed to special assistant to the MLB Commissioner.