Baseball legend Joe Torre’s daughter catches falling child mid airBy Mason White 5:08 AM June 21, 2013
By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A child was saved from death after the daughter of baseball legend Joe Torre was able to swoop in and catch the falling toddler, according to eyewitnesses at the scene in Brooklyn, New York.
Cristina Torre said that her good hand to eye coordination, which she has received from her father, Joe Torre, helped her save the falling 1-year-old.
Torre said she saw the troubled baby while drinking coffee at an outdoor cafe Wednesday in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn. Dillin Miller had somehow gotten onto the fire escape of a yogurt shop next to the Little Cupcake Bake Shop.
While another person at the scene called police, Torre spoke with Dillin in order to try to get the baby to stay on the fire escape.
“He tried to help himself with his arms. He was hanging. He knew he’d be flipping off soon,” she said.
When Dillin fell, Torre swooped in and grabbed him mid-air. Witnesses cheered, and Torre walked away.
“I have my good eye-hand coordination,” Torre said.
Joe Torre said he is proud of his daughter.
“I am happy to know that the child is doing well. When I realize that I have helped someone else catch well, that puts the icing on the cake,” he said.
Dillin was not injured in the incident. Police said that the child pushed beyond a piece of cardboard placed in a window with an air conditioner.
The child’s parents, Tiffany Demitro, 24, and Sam Miller, 23, were charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child, police said. They have three daughters, ages 2, 3 and 5, and the four children are now in the custody of child welfare officials.
An aunt said she wanted to thank Torre for saving the life of the child.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view