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Sunday, former longtime New York Yankees manager Joe Torre gave his Hall of Fame speech. Even though he thanked a lot of people, he regrets not addressing George Steinbrenner enough.
Torre’s face, after his speech, told the whole story while he was holding his Hall of Fame plaque, as reported by the New York Daily News. He was not happy because he felt he had not given the man they called “The Boss” the proper praise.
Torre was officially inducted on Sunday and was addressing the press after the ceremony. "I missed mentioning and thanking the most obvious guy in the world when you talk about the Yankees," Torre said of Steinbrenner. "It was so obvious that I was going to do it, I went right past it."
Despite the Steinbrenner family and Torre parting ways after the 2007 season was over, both sides did not know how to say goodbye, according to the Associated Press. Torre’s resume as a manager for the Bronx Bombers was incredible. He had 1,173 wins, and 767 losses in total.
Steinbrenner meant a lot to the New York Yankees because of his no-nonsense approach to the game and also his obsession with winning every single season. If the Yankees did not win the World Series, the season was looked at as a failure to Steinbrenner.
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