Joe Torre's daughter saves falling baby

Manager Joe Torre watches warm ups before the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game...

Manager Joe Torre watches warm ups before the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game against Canada in March. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP)

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Christina Torre put her genetic catching skills to life-saving use on Wednesday, when she snatched a falling baby from a Brooklyn, N.Y. storefront.

The 44-year-old daughter of New York Yankee legend Joe Torre told the New York Daily News that she was sipping coffee outside a Third Ave. bake shop in Bay Ridge, when several bystanders spotted Dillin Miller dangling from an awning.

"He looked like he was balancing on one of the railings," Torre told the paper. "I didn't really know what was going to happen. ... You just move into action -- you don't really think about it."

Seeing the child fall, Torre caught him in her outstretched arms.

"He literally landed in my arms," she said. "It was a relief. I'm just glad he was safe."

The baby had crawled out onto a fire escape and fallen through an opening in an awning. Torre joked that she likely inherited her fielding instincts from her father, who was an all-star catcher during many of his 18 years in the big leagues.

Dillin hurt his mouth, but escaped serious injury. The parents of the child, Sam Miller, 23, and Tiffany Demitro, 24, were asleep in the second-floor apartment, leaving Dillon Miller and his three sisters unattended, sources told the paper. They were arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.


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