Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Joe Torre Not To Return Next Season

September 18th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
joe1Los Angeles, Sep 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre on Saturday announced during a press conference at Dodgers Stadium that he will not return as the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers the next season. The announcement came before the beginning of the Friday night game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Joe Torre not only declared his retirement as the manager of the baseball team but also mentioned that name of his successor. The present hitting coach of the team, Don Mattingly will be the new manager of the team after the end of Joe Torre’s tenure.

70-year-old Joe Torre, a former nine-time All-Star infielder and catcher, has a career record of 2,318-1,990 in regular-season play. As a player, he had played for teams like New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinal before moving to New York Yankees as a manager. After managing the New York Yankees for 12 years, during which the team won many leagues and series, Joe Torre joined the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Friday, an emotional Joe Torre said that baseball has been his life and will remain so for the rest of it some capacity. Although he did not mention whether he would remain associated with the Los Angele Dodgers in some way, a team official said to media sources on conditions of anonymity that there are likely chances that Joe Torre will remain associated with the team.

Don Mattingly, who was declared the succeeding manager on Friday, said to media sources that he is confident about his capability to act as a manager. He mentioned that being associated with the game of baseball for long, he knows that he would be able to do it. He mentioned “In my heart, I know I can do this”.

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