Nice Catch! Joe Torre’s Daughter Snags Falling Baby


0  Updated at 4:26 pm, June 19th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The daughter of baseball legend Joe Torre made the perfect catch on Wednesday when she caught a 1-year-old boy who fell out of a New York City building, according to reports.

Cristina Torre, 44, who was biking past the building, was able to catch the child before he fell to the pavement, WABC reported.

Police told WABC the child who was left unsupervised by his parents, had crawled onto the fire escape and tumbled down the awning moments before Torre came to the rescue, showing off her inherited fielding skills.

After her flawless catch, a witness told the New York Daily News that Torre, “just smiled and said she was in shock.”

The baby was taken to Lutheran Medical Center where he was being treated for lacerations to the face, according to WABC; he was said to be in stable condition.

Three siblings taken from the apartment are being cared for by the Administration for Children’s Services, according to WABC, while the baby’s parents were taken into police custody.

During his tenure as the New York Yankees’ manager from 1996 to 2007, Joe Torre, a former all-star catcher, led the team to four World Series championship titles.

Joe Torre is the executive vice president of Major League Baseball operations.

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