Torre, Piniella happily retired

June 26, 2011 - 2:00 PM
Yankees Old Timers Day Baseball

Former New York Yankees players Joe Girardi, left, Lou Piniella and Ron Guidry, right, look on during Old Timers' Day ceremonies on Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Torre sat at a microphone in the interview room wearing pinstripes for the first time in nearly four years, Yankees cap resting precariously high on his head as it had for 12 seasons, and blurted out the answer to a question before it was finished being asked.

"No, I'm not doing that!" Torre said Sunday, as he was being asked whether he had any desire to follow Jack McKeon back to the manager's chair.

Lou Piniella, who joined Torre as a first-timer at the 65th Yankees Old Timers' Day, was equally emphatic about being satisfied with his decision to retire from his job as a big league manager. He called it quits as skipper of the Chicago Cubs last summer.