9. Joe Torre

Any New Yorker that watched baseball in the 90s, remembers a slightly out of shape manager pacing the New York Yankees dugout wearing number six on the back of his pinstriped uniform. For 12 full seasons as manager of the Yankees, Joe Torre wore a “noine” upside down.

In 2014, Torre’s number six was retired by the Yankees. However, Torre wore a different number when he played for the cross-town Mets. As a first and third baseman in the noineteen-seventies (’75-’77) Torre wore number noine.

Torre hit .267 with 12 home runs over his three years in Queens. We are not expecting the Mets to retire his number noine anytime soon.


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I've wanted to write about sports since the first time I read Mike Lupica of the NY Daily News rip George Steinbrenner about the Boss' treatment of Dave Winfield. The Pen truly is mightier than the sword. I still look forward to reading the sports section in the paper every morning. Writing about sports, even in a part time capacity is a dream come true.