When George Steinbrenner was busy hiring, firing, rehiring, refiring, etc. managers as if he were following the instructions on a shampoo bottle (rinse repeat ), no one could have imagined that the Yankees would have their fourth thousand-win manager on his watch. But Joe Torre did just that today.
Torre, with a win over ex-Phil Robinson Tejeda and the Rangers (aren't all the Ranger pitchers ex-Phils?), joined Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel, and Miller Huggins as 1000-win Yankee managers. He becomes just the 21st manager to win a thousand games with one team.
Here's the full list. Torre and Cox are the only active ones. The Yankees have the most with four men on the list: