Joe Torre's daughter catches falling baby

Joe Torre: Daughter of the ex-manager of Yankees caught a baby as it tumbled off a second-floor fire escape in New York City.

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    Joe Torre, getting carried off the field here in the 2010 by his Yankees players after winning the World Series, says his daughter made a great catch this week: nabbing a baby as it fell from a Brooklyn apartment fire escape.
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The daughter of former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre made a quick-thinking save Wednesday when she caught a baby who had tumbled off of a second-floor Brooklyn apartment's fire escape, the baseball great has confirmed.

Cristina Torre did not respond to a request for comment.

Police said a 44-year-old woman caught a 1-year-old boy who fell from a fire escape outside a Brooklyn apartment building but did not identify the bystander. They said the baby somehow climbed out of the apartment onto the fire escape and tumbled from above. That's when Torre caught the baby as she walked on the sidewalk below.

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The baby is in stable condition, police said, while the parents were charged with reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17.


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