Joe Torre Biography

December 6, 2019
First published on:December 6, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Joe Torre

Birth Name Joseph Paul Torre
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York
Famous Name Joe Torre
Father Margaret Torre
Mother Joe, Sr.
Net Worth $60 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Capacity of Major League Baseball's (MLB) chief baseball officer
Currently Working For MLB
Currently Married Yes
Married to Joe Torre (m. 1987)
Children 4

An American professional baseball executive, Joe Torre currently stands as the capacity of Major League Baseball's (MLB) chief baseball officer, a position he held since 2011. 

Born on July 18, 1940, Torre is a 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame who has a lengthy and distinguished career in MLB started as a player in 1960 until becoming a manager from 1977 to 2010. From 1984 to 1989, he worked as a television color commentator. 

Net Worth

Active in MLB since 1960, Joe Torre has earned a tremendous sum as a player, coach, color commentator, and now baseball executive. As of 2019, his net worth is approximately $60 million

Playing for Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves (1960–1968), St. Louis Cardinals (1969–1974), and New York Mets (1975–1977), he made over $1 million at that time. His salary details are listed below:

Year Team Earnings
1960 Milwaukee Braves $6,000
1961 Milwaukee Braves $6,500
1962 Milwaukee Braves $8,500
1963 Milwaukee Braves $22,000
1964 Milwaukee Braves $25,000
1965 Milwaukee Braves $35,000
1966 Atlanta Braves $45,000
1967 Atlanta Braves $55,000
1968 Atlanta Braves $65,000
1969 St. Louis Cardinals $75,000
1970 St. Louis Cardinals $85,000
1971 St. Louis Cardinals $110,000
1972 St. Louis Cardinals $130,000
1973 St. Louis Cardinals $150,000
1974 St. Louis Cardinals $140,000
1975 New York Mets $125,000
1976 New York Mets $105,000
1977 New York Mets $100,000

Eighteen seasons as a MLB player made Torre millionaire rooster. His career earning is $1.28800 million. 

After retirement, he pursued a career as a coach, serving 29 seasons long. New York Yankees paid Torre $7 million in 2007, the final season of a $19.2 million, three-year contract. After that, he managed the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2008 to 2010, where he earned an annual salary of $4.3 million per season. 

Besides, he has also managed St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, and New York Mets, through which he had earned millions of dollars. 

Furthermore, his sports journalism is another value-adding factor. He spent five years serving California Angels, NBC's Game of the Week, and ESPN. 

Since 2011, he is serving as the Commissioner, and his annual salary is believed no less than the seven-digit figure.   

CAPTION: Joe Torre house SOURCE: new york upstate

In 2018, Torre’s lake house hit the market for $1.39 million. The property on Lake Mahopac in Putnam County was built in 1936, which covers 2,358 square feet and features four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Charity

Torre and his wife Ali founded the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation in 2002. Later five years, the foundation partnered with the NHCAC to establish the Foundation's Margaret Place initiative with a $325,000 donation from Verizon. It continues to make funding from that company of up to $65,000 per annum.

Married Thrice

Joe Torre first married Jackie Torre in 1963. The couple parted ways in 1967.

Joe's Ex-Wife Dani And Their Daughters Lauren Torre and SOURCE: Eceleb-Gossip

Subsequently, he tied the knot with Dani with who shared two daughters Lauren and Cristina. However, the marriage ended in divorce.

Torre with his third and current Ali (left) and Andrea SOURCE: nyyfansforum

On August 23, 1987, he exchanged the vows with Alice (Ali) Wolterman, his third wife. They shared a daughter, Andrea. The couple is still together and living blissfully. 

Family

Brooklyn, New York native, Torre was born as a youngest of five children to Italian immigrants: Margaret and Joe, Sr., a plainclothes officer in the New York City Police Department.

His father abused his mother until Torre was 13 years old when Torre's brother, Frank, convinced their father to move out. Later, his parents divorced.

In 2014, his elder brother Frank Torre died, who was also a Major League Baseball player. Similarly, his younger brother, Rocco, who was a New York Police Department officer, died in 1996.

His sister, Marguerite, is a Roman Catholic nun and teacher.

Career Highlights

  • 9× All-Star won in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, & 1973
  • 4× World Series champion won in 1996, 1998, 1999, & 2000
  • 1971 NL MVP 
  • 1965 Gold Glove Award 
  • 1971 NL batting champion 
  • 1971 NL RBI leader 
  • 2× AL Manager of the Year won in 1996 & 1998
  • New York Yankees No. 6 retired
  • St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
  • Monument Park honoree

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