Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Touch 'Em All: Yankees to retire Torre's No. 6

Joe Torre
Joe Torre
The Yankees will retire former manager Joe Torre's No. 6, leaving Derek Jeter's No. 2 as the last single digit in New York's pinstripes.

Torre, Rich Gossage, Tino Martinez, and Paul O'Neill also will be honored with plaques in Monument Park, the team said Thursday.

Torre managed the Yankees to World Series titles in 1996 and from 1998 to 2000 and six AL pennants during 12 seasons as manager that ended in 2007.

Torre's number will be retired during a ceremony in Monument Park on Aug. 23. His number will join those of Billy Martin (1), Babe Ruth (3), Lou Gehrig (4), Joe DiMaggio (5), Mickey Mantle (7), Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey (8), Roger Maris (9), Phil Rizzuto (10), Thurman Munson (15), Whitey Ford (16), Don Mattingly (23), Elston Howard (32), Casey Stengel (37), Mariano Rivera (42), Reggie Jackson (44), and Ron Guidry (49).

Jeter, the Yankees' captain since 2003, said in February that this is his final season.

Huge rally

A minor-league team of the Seattle Mariners rallied from a 16-run deficit Wednesday to win in the single-A Midwest League.

The Clinton, Iowa, LumberKings trailed the Burlington Bees, 17-1, after five innings and ended up winning, 20-17, in 12 innings.

Clinton scored six runs in the sixth inning, five in the eighth, and five more in the ninth to tie it at 17.

Justin Seager, the younger brother of Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager, drove in the go-ahead run in the 12th. Seager finished with four hits.

McGrady on the mound

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady is set to make his first start for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday night in an Atlantic League game against the Somerset Patriots.

The Skeeters said Thursday that the 34-year-old McGrady will be on a limited pitch count. The 6-foot-8 righthander played baseball until his senior year in high school, when he transferred to a school without a baseball program.

Associated Press
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