On the night of October 26, 1996, Yankees third baseman Charlie Hayes closed his glove around Mark Lemke's foul pop for the final out of both Game 6 and the World Series itself. It sealed the Yankees first championship in 18 years and gave Joe Torre redemption for past managerial failures and a playing career that never included the post-season.
But if you ask Torre today, I'd bet that he'd be a whole lot prouder of the catch his daughter Cristina made on Wednesday. Her Dad used a mitt or glove to catch a baseball in his 18 year career, but 44-year old Cristina used her bare hands to catch 1-year old Dillin Miller after he fell out of an apartment window.
The baby hit his mouth, but was otherwise fine. His parents could be in a load of trouble though. The baby's parents, 23-year old Sam Miller (Is he not the oldest looking 23-year old you have ever seen?) and 24-year old Tiffany Demitro were asleep at the time of the incident. They were arrested after police arrived and found the pair and their four children (ages 1, 2, 3, 5) living in squalor. (The police actually stopped the 3-year old from falling out the same window.)
Their day would have been a whole lot worse if not for the awareness and good hands of Cristina Torre.
For more on the story check out the NY Daily News.