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Torre's ties.

Ties have been a part of Major League Baseball history since the beginning. Most of the tie games occurred before World War II, due to lack of lighting, poor field drainage and making train schedules. The manager whose team recorded the most ties in major-league history is obviously Connie Mack, who managed from 1894-1950, with 76 ties.

Among managers whose managerial careers began in the decade of the 1970s to present day, Joe Torre (1977-2010) is the leader with six ties. Would you please list the games that Joe Torre-managed teams were involved in a tie, and the reason why the games ended in a tie?

Fred Stover Tulsa, OK

Here is a list of the six ties during Joe Torre's managerial career:

* May 25, 1979 -- Torre's Mets were tied with the Pirates, 33, in the bottom of the 11th at Shea Stadium. Joel Youngblood of the Mets led off the inning with a triple when Pirates right fielder Bill Robinson lost a routine fly in dense fog. After the play, the umpires halted the game, and after a 78-minute delay, the contest was called.

* April 22, 1981 -- After eight-and-a-half innings, with the score tied 2-2 between the Mets and Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, the game was stopped by rain.

* Oct. 1, 1981 -- After the Mets retired the Cubs in the ninth inning of a 2-2 game at Shea Stadium, the contest was delayed by rain for more than an hour before umpires called it.

* April 8, 1994 -- In a game between St. Louis and Cincinnati at Riverfront Stadium, the Reds and the Torre-managed Cardinals were tied, 8-8, before it was called in the top of the sixth inning due to rain.

* Sept. 30, 2001 -- Torre's Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles were tied, 1-1, at Yankee Stadium when the game was delayed and eventually stopped due to rain in the bottom of the 15th inning.

* Sept. 18, 2003 -- The Yankees and Orioles were tied, 1-1, in the bottom of the fifth at Oriole Park at Camden Yards when the game was delayed 44 minutes due to rain from Hurricane Isabel. It was eventually called.

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Title Annotation:FANS SPEAK OUT; ties during Joe Torre's managerial career
Author:Stover, Fred
Publication:Baseball Digest
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2017
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