In 1996, in his first season as Yankees manager, Joe Torre led the Bronx Bombers to their first World Series win since 1978, a monumental feat. During his impressive 12-year run as manager, Mr. Torre’s Yankees achieved 12 playoff spots, six American League championships and four World Series titles, securing their position as the most successful franchise in baseball history. Hired during a long Yankee losing streak in an era when then-owner George Steinbrenner was notorious for firing team managers, calm, steady Mr. Torre—a former major league player himself—ushered in a new dynasty for the team and brought up star players like Paul O’Neill, Bernie Williams and current team captain Derek Jeter. Under Mr. Torre’s direction, the Bronx Bombers scored a 1,173-767 win-loss record for a .605 win percentage. Although current Yankees manager Joe Girardi led his team to its 27th World Series title in 2009, he is still living in the shadow of Mr. Torre’s immense achievements.