Joe Torre to wear Yankees cap on Hall of Fame plaque

Yankees manager Joe Torre raises his fist as Yankees manager Joe Torre raises his fist as he celebrates his team's 4-0 win over the Texas Rangers at The Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas in the third game of the ALDS. Photo Credit: AP, 1998

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Joe Torre will wear a Yankees cap on his Hall of Fame plaque, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced Thursday.

The former Yankees manager said he expected as much at last week's owners' meetings.

"The stuff with the Yankees, it's crazy," Torre said Jan. 15. "That made my career. I didn't get any more hits as a player from the time I wasn't considered to where I was [elected to the Hall] . . . If it wasn't for the Yankees, I wouldn't be where I am, in the Hall of Fame."

Torre won four World Series titles as Yankees manager from 1996-2007. His Yankees record was 1,173-767. He was elected to the Hall in December, along with fellow managers Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa, by the expansion era committee.

Players Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America earlier this month.

The Hall of Fame decides in consultation with the inductee which logo, if any, will appear on the plaque. Of the six inductees this year, two -- La Russa and Maddux -- will go in without a team logo on their caps.

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Of the 300 previous Hall members, 86 have caps with logos and 42 don't have caps.

La Russa won a World Series with the Oakland Athletics and two with the St. Louis Cardinals during a 33-year managerial career.