Texas Tech University

Readorama: Before New York, baseball's Mike Torrez starred in Topeka

Emily Gardner

January 12, 2015

Kansas City Star - Such dynamics are detailed in the autumn 2014 issue of Kansas History by Jorge Iber, a Texas Tech University history professor who is preparing a biography of Torrez to be published later this year or early next year.

Baseball fans know that Mike Torrez pitched for 18 years in the big leagues, won two games in the 1977 World Series and caught the last out, a pop-up, to secure the title for the New York Yankees.

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Such dynamics are detailed in the autumn 2014 issue of Kansas History by Jorge Iber, a Texas Tech University history professor who is preparing a biography of Torrez to be published later this year or early next year.