Torre Will Enter Hall With Yankees Cap, Maddux With No Logo

Joe Torre will go in with a Yankees cap, but Greg Maddux will go with no logo.

Joe Torre

Joe Torre (Photo by Bill Nichols)

That’s the word Thursday from the Hall of Fame, which announced which plaques will have caps with team logos from the six new members to be inducted in July.

In quotes provided by the Hall, Torre, who won four World Series with the Yankees, stated, “I was lucky that my career took me only to great baseball towns.  Every place where I played or managed is special to me because of the memories and the friendships that each afforded me.  When I became the manager of the New York Yankees, it was an opportunity to realize my lifelong dream of winning the World Series.  We were fortunate enough to succeed in our first season in 1996, and in the years that followed, we wrote some great new chapters in Yankee history.  I am honored that I will wear the Yankee logo on my cap in Cooperstown to represent what our teams achieved together.”

Bobby Cox will go with a Braves cap, Tom Glavine with the Braves, Frank Thomas with the White Sox and Tony La Russa, who managed the A’s, White Sox and Cardinals, will go with no logo.


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Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said fans of the team or players should not take the lack of logo as a slight.

“The Museum staff works with each inductee by suggesting an appropriate logo option, or no logo at all,” Idelson said in a statement. “For those whose most compelling contributions clearly took place with one team, a logo makes sense. For those whose careers were built significantly among multiple teams, not having a team logo is equally acceptable. Regardless of the selection, a Hall of Famer belongs to every team for which he played or managed, as well as every fan who followed his career.”

The six newest members of the Hall of Fame will be inducted in Cooperstown on Sunday, July 27.

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