NEW YORK -- The daughter of former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre is getting props from her dad for catching a baby boy who had tumbled off a second-floor fire escape in Brooklyn.
Torre said in a statement Wednesday that he was very proud of my daughter Cristina s actions today during an incident in Brooklyn involving a small child.
Torre is now Major League Baseball s executive vice president of baseball operations.
I didn t really know what was going to happen. ... You just move into action you don t really think about it, Cristina Torre told the Daily News of New York.
She was having coffee at a cupcake shop when bystanders saw the 1-year-old dangling from an awning of a frozen yogurt store next door.
I m talking to him saying, Don t come down, stay there, she said. He helped himself with his arms. He was dangling. I knew he would be flipping very soon.
She said the child literally landed in my arms. Torre credited her father for her good hand-eye coordination.
According to police, the child somehow climbed onto the fire escape. He was in stable condition.
The parents were arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.