Joe Torre Signing Autograph

Above is original video of baseball icon Joe Torre signing autographs at the 13th Annual “In the Spirit of the Game” gala, held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California.  The clip also shows Torre kissing Dodgers legend Maury Wills on the cheek.

Torre has been involved with Major League Baseball every year since 1960. The Brooklyn native played for 3 teams from 1960-1977, appearing in 9 All-Star Games, while winning the 1971 NL MVP.

Torre would then spend 29 seasons in the dugout, managing 5 teams from 1977-1984 and 1990-2010. He is best remembered for leading the Yankees to 4 World Series championships, amid 12 consecutive postseason appearances, during his 12 seasons in The Bronx.

These days, the 75-year-old serves as the executive vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball.

Torre’s life in baseball earned him induction into the hall of fame in 2013.