June 20, 2013 / Brooklyn news / Bay Ridge / Brooklyn Is Awesome

Cristina Torre Catches Falling Child in Bay Ridge

Wild pitch — Joe Torre’s daughter saves child on Third Avenue

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Her father first made a name for himself as a catcher — now she has too!

Cristina Torre — daughter of Gold Glove winner and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre — made an incredibly close play when she saved a one-year-old baby from falling to its death on Third Avenue on June 19.

The 44-year-old Torre — a Bay Ridge resident — was cycling to work at 10:30 am June 19 when she spotted the one-year-old boy dangling from the awning of a frozen yogurt shop between 91st and 92nd streets, according to our sister publication, the New York Post.

Torre got underneath the child and didn’t let the baby get past her when it fell moments later.

Police believe the child crawled out a window overhead onto a fire escape before dropping onto the awning. The baby was taken to Lutheran Medical Center with a bloody nose. Cops arrested the parents on charges of reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17. Three other children were taken out of the the couple’s custody.

Authorities said that it was unclear what the parents were doing at the time of the incident.

“They were off being excellent parents, I guess,” a police source said. “I don’t know what they were doing.”

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at

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Reasonable discourse

trudy from flatbush junction says:
nice opening lines, Mr. Bredderman! perfect!!
June 20, 2013, 11:03 am
Joe Nardiello from Carroll Gardens says:
That's an amazing catch and a "save" at once - thank you Christina Torre for seeing it, and caring enough to act. You are a real credit to Brooklyn and an all-star to us, always.
June 21, 2013, 6:54 am

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