Joe Torre inducted into the Hall of Fame

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"I might as well cut to the chase. I'm here because of the New York Yankees."

That's one of the first things Joe Torre said Sunday afternoon during his induction speech at baseball's Hall of Fame. Torre spoke for roughly 28 minutes, yet he came away regretting not focusing more on George Steinbrenner and the opportunity the Yankees gave him to manage starting in 1996.
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National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre steps up to the podium during an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)
National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre steps up to the podium during an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)
National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre steps up to the podium during an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)
National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre speaks during an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre speaks during an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre speaks during an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Baseball Hall of Fame electees Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Tony La Russa, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Joe Torre are introduced during an awards ceremony at Doubleday Field on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. They will be inducted on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Baseball Hall of Fame electees Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Tony La Russa, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Joe Torre are introduced during an awards ceremony at Doubleday Field on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. They will be inducted on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Baseball Hall of Fame electees Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Tony La Russa, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Joe Torre are introduced during an awards ceremony at Doubleday Field on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. They will be inducted on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Former Major League Baseball manager Joe Torre speaks during a news conference on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Torre will be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Former Major League Baseball manager Joe Torre speaks during a news conference on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Torre will be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Former Major League Baseball manager Joe Torre speaks during a news conference on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Torre will be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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