MLB Legend Torre Latest Athlete to Make Rounds in Albany

Jun 06, 2018 558

BY: Jill R. Dorson

It’s a 140 mile drive from Yankee Stadium to the New York State Capitol Building in Albany. And during the last few weeks, the state house has felt a bit like the post-retirement reunion spot for former pinstripes wearers. Just a week after former catcher and manager Joe Girardi visited lawmakers on a quest to get lawmakers to give Major League Baseball a cut of the sports betting pie and other beneficial terms, legendary Yankees manager Joe Torre rubbed elbows with state legislators on Monday.

Torre, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014 and won four World Series titles with the Yankees, was in Albany for closed-door meeting with Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss sports betting. Before the meeting even started, Torre was taking photos, schmoozing, and smiling with state lawmakers at an Italian-American event near the state capital.

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