Joe Torre has been unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Committee.
Torre began his managerial career with the Mets, leading the team from 1977-1981, amassing a 286-420 record, a .405 winning percentage.
“I’d like to thank [former chairman and minority owner of the Mets] M. Donald Grant for allowing me to manage the New York Mets at the age of 36,” Torre said, “That certainly meant the world to me and made a difference in the rest of my professional life.”
Torre also played for the Mets from ’75 to ’77, hitting .267 with a .327 OBP and .701 OPS. He served as player-manager in 1977, where he played in 26 games.
Over his 29-year managerial career, Torre won 2,326 games, including six pennants and four World Series championships with the New York Yankees.
“We are thrilled that Joe Torre has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame,” Fred Wilpon said in a statement. “Joe has distinguished himself throughout his career both on and off the field. His records and accomplishments as a player and manager speak for themselves. All of us at the Mets salute and congratulate Joe.”
Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa were also unanimous elections.