To accomplish the American Dream it has to take a great amount of hard work and courage to reach the top of the world. The American Dream is the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American, and a man named Joe Torre achieved it. Joe Torre was a great baseball player and astonishing manager, by playing on three Major League Baseball teams and managing four Major League Baseball teams and becoming one of the top managers in the league. Torre first achieved the “American Dream” at the age of 19, when he was drafted by the Milwaukee Braves (WW 1997).
America admires Joe Torre by achieving the American Dream as he won many awards as a baseball player and winning World Series Championships as a manager. Joe Torre achieved the American Dream by being a Most Valuable Player in baseball and playing for 15 years; today he is one of the top managers in Major League Baseball, by coaching four teams and winning four World Series championships.
In the years 1964, 1965, and in 1966, Torre became the catcher of the “Sporting News All-Star team. Joe Torre’s 1st All-Star game was in 1964 where he was the starting catcher. He then had another tiny piece added to the American Dream, by winning his first Gold Glove award, an award for being an outstanding fielding catcher in Major League Baseball. In 1968, Torre was once again married to Dani Torre, they had a girl, Christine 12 months later, but after a 13 year marriage, Joe once again divorced his wife. As years passed, Torre was then traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1969. The Cardinals then moved him from catcher to 3rd base in 1970, where he played outstanding (WW 1997).
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As the captain of the St. Louis Cardinals, Joe greatly appreciated his baseball team. He realized that “there are subtleties to winning”. Joe knew that it was very hard to win a World Series Championship, but he believed that there were other great opportunities to achieve the goal of winning the World Series. In 1974, Joe Torre knew his days as a St. Louis Cardinal were over, as he was traded to the New York Mets. With his years with the New York Mets, Joe’s baseball production was slightly going down. In 1976, Joe was named a player- coach for the Mets, and was honored to be a coach. In May of 1977, the Mets manager Joe Frazier was fired as coach. As Torre was playing 3rd base for the Mets at the time, he was chosen as a replacement manager 18 days later. Joe knew that he couldn’t play 3rd base and manager at the same time, so he decided to end playing days on June 18, 1977 as he retired as a Major League Baseball player. In his 2,209 career games played, Torre achieved a career batting average of .297 and score 996 total runs, accomplished 2,342 hits, 1,185 runs batted in, 334 doubles, and 59 triples. Without a doubt, Joe Torre clearly was one of the best baseball players in Major League Baseball.
In the beginning of the year of 1981, Torre But in the 1981 season, Torre clearly lost all of his confidence as the Mets finished in fourth place in the National League East, and after the last game of the season, the New York Mets general manager fired Joe Torre. Torre was fired because the New York Mets general manager because he wanted to recast the team from top to bottom. Torre was very upset with the firing as he offered explanation for the team’s win-loss record of 286-420, but he knew it was time to move on in his managerial career. (IDDB 2010)
A few days after he was fired by the Mets, Torre moved on to the Atlanta Braves franchise, the team he used to play for in his baseball playing days. The Braves owner hired Torre because he’d “decided that with the team on television all the time, he needed a personality who could attract the attention of the New York media.” Torre was very excited about the 2nd opportunity and definitely fulfilled that roll as the Braves manager. In 1982, his first season with the Braves he turned around their franchise by becoming a last place team, and becoming a first place team by winning 13 consecutive games, as they wounded up winning the National League West Championship. (POP 2010)
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As he won the National League West Championship, Joe led the Associated Press to name him the Major League Baseball Manager of the Year. This then led Atlanta to hail Torre as a savior of their franchise. The next year in 1983 the team came second in their division and tied for second in 1984. But in 1985 the Atlanta Braves popularity ratings were starting to fall, and after a growing barrage of criticism from the management and players, Torre was once again fired.
In 1985, Torre knew it was time to step away from the field for a short period of time. From 1895 to 1990, Torre was hired as a broadcaster for the California Angels. Joe loved living in Southern California and became married to his 5 year girlfriend Alli Wolterman Torre in 1987, and while he enjoyed his new found broadcasting career, he said “ Once I got beyond three years in the [broadcast] booth, I stopped being drawn back to the field” “ I was comfortable . I was learning a new career and getting better at it”. Joe was simply happy with his broadcasting life and didn’t have any intentions of going back to the field and managing a Major League Baseball team.
Torre knew that he couldn’t last in the broadcast booth much longer, as he was offered a contract in 1991. He accepted the contract offer without hesitation, as he was frightened but he said “But I knew I wanted to go out there and do it again… I like the challenge”. (WW 1999) Torre led the Cardinals from a last place team in 1991 to a second place team in 1992. He led them to 3 straight seasons of 3rd place finishes. But then four month before the end of the 1995 season, when the team was in last place, Torre once again found himself without a job. (POP 2010)
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On November 2, 1995 after contract negotiations between the Yankees and their manager Buck Showalter, the New York Yankees announced that Joe Torre would succeed as their manager. Torre was once again managing in his native city in New York. As Joe was asked by a reporter of the New York Times about whether he felt trepidation about working for the notoriously difficult George Steinbrenner, Torre replied “When you get married, do you think that you’re always going to be smiling and have a great relationship? I have wonderful relationship with my wife, and we don’t agree on things. To have an opportunity to win, its worth all of the negative sides you want to talk about.” (WW 1999) Torre was the first ever New York City native to manage the Yankees.