According to a New York Daily News report, Cristina Torre, daughter of former major league player, manager, and current executive Joe Torre, played the role of a hero today.
While walking down Third Avenue in Brooklyn, Torre spotted a baby boy, said to be one year old, hanging off the edge of a storefront awning that was in serious danger of falling at least ten feet to the sidewalk below.
Torre, 44, quickly positioned herself underneath the awning and according to eyewitnesses was able to outstretch her arms at the moment the baby finally lost his grip and caught him in her arms, saving his life.
“The woman caught the baby,” saidKristen Bramsen, 48. “The baby was shaken. Everyone was going up to the woman and hugging her. I hugged her.”
But the daughter of the former Yankees manager didn’t gloat about the save.
“She just smiled and said she was in shock,” Bramsen recalled.
As fine a career as Joe Torre had on the field, he never made a better or more important catch than that.