Yankees Retiring Former Manager Torre’s No. 6 Jersey in AugustEben Novy-Williams
The New York Yankees will retire former manager Joe Torre’s No. 6 jersey, part of a series of ceremonies that will see five additions to the Major League Baseball team’s Monument Park.
Torre, who led the team to four World Series championships, will have his uniform retired and a monument unveiled on Aug. 23, the Yankees said in an e-mailed statement. Former players Rich “Goose” Gossage, Tino Martinez, Paul O’Neill and Bernie Williams will also have plaques dedicated to them within the next two years.
Now MLB’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, Torre spent 12 seasons with the Yankees from 1996-2007. He was 1,173-767 with the team, winning World Series titles in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Monument Park, located beyond Yankees Stadium’s center field wall, is a outdoors museum dedicated to former Yankees. The team has won 27 World Series title, sixteen more than the next closest team.
The monument celebrations for Martinez (June 21), Gossage (June 22), O’Neill (Aug. 9) and Torre will take place this year. Williams will have his plaque unveiled in 2015.
Once Torre’s No. 6 is retired, it will leave No. 2 as the only single-digit number yet to be retired by the team. Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who wears No. 2, has said he will retire at the end of the year after 20 seasons and five World Series titles with the team.