The Yankees announced today that the team will retire former manager Joe Torre‘s number 6 jersey on August 23rd in a pre-game ceremony at Yankee Stadium. Torre, who was selected for enshrinement into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum this past winter, will receive his Hall of Fame honors in July.
Torre becomes the second to last single-digit number that will be retired, assuming the Yankees quickly put away Derek Jeter‘s number 2 either by the end of the season or at the start of next. Former Yankees’ legends Rich “Goose” Gossage, Tino Martinez, and Paul O’Neill–the latter two being vital cogs of the Torre Dynasty Yankees, will be honored with plaques in Monument Park this summer. Former outfielder Bernie Williams will receive a plaque next summer. From 1996-2007, Torre led the Yankees to four World Series championships, and six American League pennants.