Joe Torre: CohnReznick National Spokesperson
“Just like in baseball, you have to cover all your bases in business,” says legendary manager and 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre. “You’ve got to stay on top of the game if you want your company to get ahead. But in today’s world, it’s hard to do that alone. You need a team that can give you the expertise and forward thinking essential to make the right calls.”
CohnReznick is proud to team with Joe Torre, who serves as the Firm’s national spokesperson. As an accomplished player, manager, philanthropist, and business executive, Joe Torre exemplifies the same characteristics that CohnReznick strives for every day in serving our clients– excellence, integrity, dedication, proven performance, and results-driven leadership.
About Joe Torre
In 2014, Joe Torre was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. He is Major League Baseball’s Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations where he oversees areas that include Major League Operations, On-Field Operations, On-Field Discipline and Umpiring. He serves as the Office of the Commissioner’s primary liaison to the general managers and field managers of the 30 Major League clubs regarding all baseball and on-field matters. Since 2009, he has served on the Commissioner’s Special Committee for On-Field Matters.
Torre is also Chairman of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, which he and his wife, Ali, launched in 2002. In 2010, Torre was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. Since October 2011, he has served as Co-Chair of the US Justice Department’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence.
Torre ranks fifth in all-time managerial wins, with 2,326. The Associated Press named him Manager of the Year in 1982 and 1998. In 1996 and 1998, the Baseball Writers Association of America named him American League Manager of the Year and, in 1996, The Sporting News named him Sportsman of the Year. He won ESPN’s ESPY Award for Best Manager/Coach of the Year in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
During his 17-year playing career with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, Torre compiled a lifetime .297 batting average, had 2,342 hits, 252 home runs and 1,185 RBI’s, and hit over .300 five times. He was a nine-time All-Star and the National League’s 1971 Most Valuable Player, batting .363 with 230 hits, 24 home runs and a league-leading 137 RBIs.