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Torre, Groch on hand at Yankee Stadium

Former Yankees manager Joe Torre, left, knows current

Former Yankees manager Joe Torre, left, knows current skipper Joe Girardi has a tough job managing the aging Derek Jeter. Credit: Patrick McCarthy, 2008

Extra bases

- Former Yankees manager Joe Torre and Dick Groch, the scout who signed Derek Jeter, were in the crowd awaiting hit No, 3,000 Thursday night. Asked how many family and friends were in attendance, Jeter said "a lot.''

- The Yankees held a moment of silence for the late Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams before the game. Williams, who was one of only two managers to lead three teams to the World Series, died Thursday at 82.

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