January 8, 2011

Everybody's Got A Record: Joe Torre Edition

**In this series we strive to prove the universal truth that every baseball player holds some kind of record.**

If you've ever seen any sports documentary about the late 90's/early 00's Yankees or Ken Burns' 10th Inning movie from last fall, you know this record. It might be the best known obscure record out there. In a game in the middle of July in 1975, Joe Torre was playing 3rd base for the Mets against the Astros. By the end of the game, the Mets has lost 6-2 and in each of the four times Torre went to bat he hit into a double play, setting a National League record and tying Goose Goslin's American League record for hitting into the most double plays in a game.

1969 Topps #460 Joe Torre


1965 Topps Embossed #12 Joe Torre


1978 Topps #109 Joe Torre


1985 Topps #438 Joe Torre


1981 Topps #681 Mets Team Checklist


1993 Topps #512 Joe Torre/Lou Piniella Gold Version

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