Torre apologizes for not mentioning Steinbrenner

By Travis Eldridge

July 28, 2014 Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 9:57 PM EST

Cooperstown, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Former Yankees manager Joe Torre thanked a lot of people in his Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday in Cooperstown. He even went out of his way to praise the New York Yankees organization.

"Might as well cut to the chase, I'm here because of the New York Yankees," Torre exclaimed.

But he forgot to mention the guy who gave him that job.

Torre didn't mention the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner during his Hall of Fame Induction speech. However, afterwards he realized he made a big mistake.

"My plan was to just thank him and the fact that we had a great relationship," said Torre. "It was so obvious that I was going to do it that I went right passed it, the whole Steinbrenner family. It was the proudest time in my whole career, and I just feel terrible that I omitted that."

On Saturday, Torre had made a point to say that there were no hard feelings between him and the Yankees after how his time there ended.

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