Torre to recall his New York Yankee years in a memoir
NEW YORK— Joe Torre, named last week as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers after ending a 12-year reign with the New York Yankees, is working on a memoir.
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 fourWorld 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.’”