Sunday, September 14, 2014
RIP - Frank Torre
Frank Torre, former 1st baseman for the Braves and Phillies, and older brother of Joe Torre, passed away on September 13, 2014 of a heart attack at age 82.
Frank played for the Milwaukee Braves from 1956 to 1960, and played in the World Series in both 1957 and 1958. The Braves met the Yankees both times, winning in '57 but losing in '58. Torre played every game in both Series, and was a key contributor in the '57 Series, batting .300 with 2 homers and 3 RBI.
Although Frank and Joe were both in the Braves' organization at the same time, they were never teammates.
After spending 1961 in the minors, he resurfaced with the Phillies in 1962 and 1963.
Following his baseball career, Torre worked for the Rawlings sporting goods company, and was an executive for the Baseball Assistance Team.
Torre had been in failing health in recent decades, receiving a heart transplant in 1996 and a kidney transplant in 2007.
New York Times obituary
New York Daily News obituary