Joe Torre

Joe Torre

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1964 Topps round, metal, orange colored bottle cap #155 with a color photograph of All-Star Joe Torre, National League catcher on the front and statistics on reverse. Joe Torre was one of many All-Stars featured on milk bottle caps to encourage fans to acquire each cap in the collection.
Joe Torre is a former All-Star catcher, first baseman, and third baseman, sports broadcaster, and manager of numerous MLB teams. From 1960 to 1977, Torre played on various teams including the Braves (1960-68), Cardinals (1969-73), and Mets (1975-77). In 1971, he won the National League’s Most Valuable Player award after earning the highest batting average and most RBI’s in the National League. He also won a Gold Glove award in 1965. From 1963 to 1967 and from 1970 to 1973, Torre played in the All-Star games. In 1976, he began making his transition from player to manager of the Mets, a position which he held until 1981. Other teams he managed include the Braves (1982-83), Cardinals (1990-94), Yankees (1996-2007), and Dodgers (2008-10). Additionally, he worked as a broadcaster for the Angels from 1985 to 1990. He managed the Yankees to four World Series wins in 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000. In 1996 and 1998, he won the AL Manager of the Year award. In 2014, Torre was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle cap
date made
1964
depicted
Torre, Joe
maker
Topps Chewing Gum
Topps Chewing Gum
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm
ID Number
1982.0566.17
accession number
1982.0566
catalog number
1982.0566.17
subject
Baseball
Professional
Major League
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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