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Joe Torre's daughter saves baby in Brooklyn

The daughter of former Yankees manager Joe Torre caught a baby who fell from a second-story window in Brooklyn Wednesday, officials said.

Cristina Torre, 44, made the save, confirmed Major League Baseball spokesman John Blundell. Her father, Joe Torre, 72, the league's executive vice president for baseball operations, was a proud papa Wednesday, when he attended the Yankees' doubleheader against the Dodgers.

"I am very proud of my daughter Cristina's actions today during an incident in Brooklyn involving a small child," he said in a statement.

Police said the baby escaped serious injury. The 1-year-old boy fell through a cardboard-covered hole in a window with an air conditioning unit, NYPD said. He landed on an awning and hung there before tumbling into the arms of the rescuer about 10 a.m., police said, without identifying Cristina Torre.

The boy was taken to the hospital, police said. His parents, Sam Miller, 23, and Tiffany Demitro, 24, were charged with reckless endangerment and acting in an injurious manner to a child under age 17, police said. His three siblings, ages 2, 3 and 5, were placed in the care of the city's Administration for Children's Services, police said.

Cristina Torre, of Brooklyn, couldn't be reached for comment.

Before managing the Yankees, Joe Torre was a major-league catcher, first baseman, third baseman, a nine-time All Star player and the National League's 1971 Most Valuable Player. He led the Yankees to four World Series titles.

"Fortunately for that child," Joe Torre said, "she was in the right place at the right time to lend a hand." With Erik Boland

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