This would be the 18th number the Yankees have retired, but only the second manager, the other one being Casey Stengel ("You could look it up."). Both managed for 12 years and both won pennants 10 times. But Casey won seven World Series and Torre won four.
It's interesting that Joe McCarthy managed for 16 years, won 8 pennants and 7 World Series, yet he hasn't been honored with any ceremony. Lets honor Torre by letting him share Joe McCarthy's number They can't retire McCarthy's number because he never wore one.