Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2010
Joe Torre salutes the fans during a tribute to him after his last home game of the season as Dodgers manager. Torre announced his resignation on Sept. 16 and, at the same time, the Dodgers announced that Don Mattingly, a longtime coach for Torre with the Dodgers and Yankees, would replace him as manager for the 2011 season. "It has been an incredible honor to wear the Dodger uniform, and I will always carry with me some very special memories from the past three seasons," Torre said when announcing his resignation. "This was not a decision I took lightly, but I believe it's the right one for myself and my family, and I'm truly thrilled that Donnie will be the one leading the Dodgers. It's time that the Dodgers had a new voice, and I have the utmost confidence in him. I know he's ready for the challenge."