Joe Torre's Daughter Receiving High Praise For Catching Baby Who Tumbled Off Fire Escape

By Paul Seaver
Jayne Kamin-Ocnea-USA Today Sports

The daughter of former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre is receiving some high praise, not just from her father, but from others in her local community.

Cristina Torre caught a baby boy who tumbled off a second floor fire escape in Brooklyn, New York.

Torre’s daughter saved the baby boy and talk about being in the right place at the right time. Joe released a statement on Wednesday evening, stating he is, “very proud of my daughter Cristina’s actions today during an incident in Brooklyn involving a small child.”

Police said that the baby boy, who is only a year old, was dangling from the fire escape and practically fell into Torre’s arms. The young child is currently listed in stable condition following the incident.

This is a situation that obviously could have gone south fast, but luckily a Torre was in the vicinity. Joe, who is now the Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of baseball operations, is obviously a well-known member of the baseball community, especially in New York City.

The young boy probably will have no memory of this incident when he grows up, but at least he gets that opportunity thanks to Cristina being in the right place at the right time.


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