COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Six former baseball players have entered the league’s immortality during the 2014 Hall of Fame Class.
The induction ceremony was held on Sunday, for one of the most decorated Hall of Fame classes ever.
A Cy Young Winner, an MVP, and three managers that each one at least one World Series were among those inducted, but the man of the day at the ceremony was one who made his fame in pinstripes.
Joe Torre had an outstanding career as a player making nine All Star teams before going on to manage five different teams, including the Yankees where he won four World Series titles.
"Let's cut to the chase, I'm here cause of the New York Yankees,” said Torre.
Torre took the franchise to the post season each of his 12 years with the team and lead them to six pennants in addition to those titles.
"It's an experience that you'll never forget," he said.
Never forget because Torre was just a fan of the 44 previous inductees that joined him on stage during the ceremony as they were of him.
"It's an emotional time, everywhere you look there's someone you admired of the last however many years," Torre said.
Among those joining the Yankee legend in the 2014 Class was two time Cy Young Winner, pitcher Tom Glavine, who spent five years with the Mets.
"Thank you for treating me and my family the way you did, thank you Fred and Jeff Wilpon for the opportunity to play in New York and providing the resources so I could experience a post season there," said Glavine.
During the ceremony, it was stated that the men inducted gave their lives to baseball, and “for one afternoon, baseball returned the favor.”