The daughter of Joe Torre managed a miraculous catch of her own on Wednesday when she rescued an infant that fell from a storefront awning.
Christina Torre, 44, daughter of former Yankees manager Joe, was apparently biking to work in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, when she noticed a child dangling from the awning of a frozen yogurt shop. The toddler fell as she was dialing 911, The Post reported.
According to police, the one-year-old had pushed through a piece of cardboard that was blocking a second-story apartment window and crawled out onto the building’s fire escape before falling to the awning.
Parents Sam Miller, 23, and Tiffany Demitro, 24, were taken into police custody and charged with reckless endangerment and child endangerment, NYPD told The Observer. The child was transported to Lutheran Medical Center in stable condition with minor facial lacerations. The couple’s three other children were also taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Joe Torre, the man who lasted 12 seasons under notoriously unpredictable Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, compared his daughter’s heroics to his own four World Series wins.
“No question this ranks right up there with all that’s happened to me,” Mr. Torre told The Post. “I am just so proud of her.”
He added, “She always had good hands.”