My guest tonight is the former Yankee manager who led the Bronx Bombers to 6 pennants and 4 world championships. His new book The Yankee Years has stirred up quite a bit of controversy in the NY press, and tonight here’s here to talk all about it. Here he is, Joe Torre.
Thanks for having me on, Larry.
Joe, I’ve always liked you, because you’re a Brooklyn boy just like me. Did you grow up a Dodger fan?
I did, as a matter of fact.
Do you remember an outfielder by the name of Pete Reiser?
Sure, I saw him play a few times.
Boy, he woulda had a great career if he’d a learned to stop running into walls!
Yeah, that was a shame.
How about Dixie Walker? “The People’s Cherce!”
He was pretty good. Didn’t get along with Jackie Robinson, though…
You remember Dolph Camilli? Hell of a ballplayer.
I know the name. He was a bit before my time. Are we gonna talk about my book, or…
Fat Freddie Fitzsimmons!
What about him?
He played baseball!
Yeah, um, I guess he did…
Two hours later.
…not as good as Zack Wheat, of course, but Jeff Pfeffer was a solid player. And his name was almost as hilarious!
I’m in hell, aren’t I? I died and I went to hell for ratting out my former players.
Oh no, Joe, this isn’t hell. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve prayed for death! You wanna see hell? This is hell!
AHHH!You know who’s a really good actress is that Debra WingerAHHH!