Joe Torre on his start as New York Yankees manager


96 was so new for me

not only a new team but a new league i

had no connection with the american

league whatsoever

and you have to understand when a


takes over a team his first meeting

means so much and a lot of things go

through your mind

you know you've been fired three times

so you're saying to yourself do i need

to be a little tougher

and i remember looking through bill

parcells management or motivational

books and

the head of one of the chapters was that

if you believe in what you're doing stay

with it i closed the book

and i said you know i'm going to be

detected if i try to be somebody other


myself it's not going to work