Joe Torre is Named Manager of USA Team
The United States has never finished higher than fourth in the World Baseball Classic. In 2013, the U.S. team looks to change that with Joe Torre at the helm. It was announced today, that the four-time World Series winning manager will officially manage the United States team in next year’s event. The U.S. team finished sixth in 2006 and fourth in ’09. Japan won the international competition both years.
Joe Torre currently holds the position of Major League Baseball executive vice president for baseball operations. As reported by MLB.com, Torre had this to say regarding managing the 2013 team:
I am honored to be selected to lead Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. I have been fortunate to have many different experiences throughout my career, but being a part of Team USA will be a first, and I am very excited about it. I look forward to the challenge of representing the United States when this tournament celebrates the global growth of our national pastime next year.
Torre won four World Series championships as the manager of the New York Yankees.