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Baseball Hall of Famer to Speak at Simulcast in Klamath Falls, OR -- May 4th, 2018 - 04/10/18

Klamath Falls, OR — Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre is slated to speak at this year’s Leadercast Live event on May 4th, 2018. Joe Torre was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY on July 27, 2014 and the New York Yankees retired his Number 6 at a ceremony at Yankee Stadium the following month. Joe is currently the Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball. He has served as Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations since February 2011.

Torre ranks fifth in all-time managerial wins, with 2,326. The Associated Press named him Manager of the Year in 1982 and 1998. During his 17-year playing career (first/third baseman, catcher) with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, Torre compiled a lifetime .297 batting average, had 2,342 hits, 252 home runs and 1,185 RBI’s, and hit over .300 five times. He was a nine-time All-Star and the National League’s 1971 Most Valuable Player, batting .363 with 230 hits, 24 home runs and a league-leading 137 RBIs.

Torre is also Chairman of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, which he and his wife, Ali, launched in 2002. In 2010, Torre was appointed to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. Since October 2011, he has served as Co-Chair of the US Justice Department’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence.

For years, Leadercast has brought people together and equipped them to become better leaders, managers, community members, and employees. Leadercast is the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast LIVE from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 4, 2018. This year marks the eighteenth year of the annual leadership conference and the 8th year that Klamath Falls will be at hosting the event at the OIT Auditorium (3201 Campus Dr).

For more information and to purchase your ticket or group tickets to the Leadercast Klamath Falls event, visit the Chamber’s website or call (541) 884-5193.

 

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