Joe Torre Dodgers – Joe Torre who formally managed the Los Angeles Dodgers may now be the baseball teams next owner.
Most recently, after retiring from managing, Torre had been working for the MLB as a VP of baseball operations under commissioner Bud Selig. On Wednesday Torre resigned from that position in order to pursue the chance to buy the Dodgers as part of a group of investors lead by a real estate developer named Rick Caruso.
“In Rick I found a partner who understands consumers and fully appreciates that the Dodgers are a treasured LA institution,” Torre said in a statement. “Since moving to Los Angeles, I have seen firsthand Rick’s dedication to business and the people of Los Angeles.’
The Dodgers are one of baseball’s oldest teams originating from Brooklyn in 1883 before moving to Los Angeles in 1958. They have won a total of 6 World Series titles and 21 National League championships.
In 2011 MLB took over day to day operations from current owner Frank McCourt due to an ugly divorce dispute between McCourt and his wife, that involved ownership of the team and its failing finances.
Later in the year the Dodgers where placed into chapter 11 bankruptcy with McCourt later agreeing to have the team and its properties be auctioned off.
After retiring as a player Joe Torre managed the Mets, Yankees, and the Dodgers with his greatest success coming while with the Yankees. He ranks 5th on the all time wins list by managers.