No other Yankee player will ever wear the number six on their uniform again. The New York Yankees have announced the retirement of the famed number six. Torre will be the third Yankees manager in history to get his number retired. He is joining the illustrious club with long time members Billy Martin and Casey Stengel.
During his twelve years as manager, Torre led the team to six American League pennants and World Series titles in 1996 and from 1998 to 2000. He will be inducted into the hall of fame on July 27, 2014, and the ceremony will take place on August 23, 2014 at Yankee Stadium. Torre will be the eighteenth player in Yankee history to get his number retired.
Currently, Torre is the MLB’s executive vice president for baseball operations. Along with his number being retired, Torre will be honored with a plaque in Monument Park, as will two of the players who helped him win those championships (Tino Martinez and Paul O’Neil).
With number six being retired and Derek Jeter’s number two sure to be retired in the future, the Yankees have run out of single digit numbers for players. The retired numbers are:
1. Billy Martin
2. Derek Jeter (To be retired in the future)
3. Babe Ruth
4. Lou Gehrig
5. Joe DiMaggio
6. Joe Torre
7. Mickey Mantle
8. Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey
9. Roger Maris
The Yankees will also honor former players Tino Martinez, Paul O’Neill, and Goose Gossage with plaques in Monument Park this summer. Bernie Williams will be honored next season.