If judged only as a player, or manager, Joe Torre doesn’t make this list. He was a catcher for three years in Atlanta (though was with the Braves in Milwaukee for five years before that) and served three years as skipper. Each tenure followed a similar path: Terrific first season, solid second and disappointing third. […]Read More #Braves 25: Joe Torre
NahaGomez emailed me today with a great suggestion: Isn’t it time to put Joe Torre in the Braves HOF? Sure is. Torre in 9 seasons as a Brave: .294 BA, .356 OBP, .462 slugging, 5 ASG’s. An interesting argument could be had ranking the Braves’ best catcher ever: Torre, Javy or McCann? As manager: 257-229, […]Read More The 4th Braves HOF’er
It turned out to be a crucial mistake, but the Brewers skipper can take some solace from last night’s snafu involving Will Smith, brought into the game without warming up in the bottom of the 7th. A similar thing happened to a Hall of Fame manager 31 years ago, and it was no early season […]Read More What do Joe Torre and Ron Roenicke have in common?
There’s a reason Bob Uecker is self-deprecating. He really, really sucked — especially as an Atlanta Brave. Uecker played his first and last major league games with the franchise, debuting as a Milwaukee Brave in 1962. He was re-acquired in June 1967 from the Phillies to be Joe Torre’s back-up but ended up starting 48 […]Read More The 20 worst A-Braves players: #18 Bob Uecker