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Former Yankees manager Joe Torre to speak at Skidmore Commencement

Former Yankees manager Joe Torre to speak at Skidmore Commencement

He will be joined by MIT professor and physicist Alan Lightman
Former Yankees manager Joe Torre to speak at Skidmore Commencement
Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, talks at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2014.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Former Yankees manager Joe Torre will speak at the Skidmore College Commencement on May 18, the college announced Friday.

Torre will be joined by MIT professor and physicist Alan Lightman as they are granted honorary degrees and address the Skidmore graduates. Lightman has authored several books, including the novel "Einstein's Dreams," the common reading assignment for the graduating class' first-year experience. 

Torre won four World Series while managing the Yankees for 12 seasons.

"Mr. Torre's lifelong pursuit of his passion and service to others is an example for Skidmore students as they contemplate their paths after graduation," Skidmore College Philip Glotzbach said in a statement announcing the commencement speakers.

Skidmore sociology professor Kristie Ford was selected as the faculty commencement speaker. Ford's research focuses on race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality and social justice education.

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