Well, the cover was printed the next day, but the Yankees announced the hiring of Joe Torre on November 2, 1995.
It's amazing to think of what was to come and how his tenure would turn out considering all of the negativity that surrounded the news of him taking the Yankees managerial job.
Here's how Torre did, in case you forgot:
- 4 World Series titles
- 6 World Series appearances
- 2 Manager of the Year awards
- Leading the team to the playoffs every year he was manager
- 1173-767 record
Was his time with the Yankees perfect? Nope. But he did have a hand in providing a lot of us with many special memories and considering the tone of that back cover, Torre definitely got the last laugh.
He's now in the Hall of Fame and even more importantly (just kidding) his number was retired by the Yankees and he has a place in Monument Park!