"He's had a heck of a run," said Baker. "He started out fair, and then great. That's how you want to do it."
In 1968, at the age of 18, Baker broke into the Majors with the Atlanta Braves when Torre was an active player.
"He's one of the guys that really helped take care of me from the beginning of my career," said Baker. "We had a similar path. Marriages, cancer, young kids at an older age. I've leaned on Joe for quite a bit for stuff. He's a good man."