Thomas De Soto | Baseball | "Joe" by Thomas DeSoto
Taken 12-Jun-13
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"Joe" by Thomas DeSoto

"Joe" by Thomas DeSoto

"Joe" by Thomas DeSoto. Joe Torre Manager of the New York Yankees was a personal friend of mine that used to take me to his ball games, naturally I would take along my camera and get a few shots during the game. During the playoffs at The World Series this press photographer thought that I had taken away his favorite spot to shoot from and Joe overheard him telling me to move in a rude manner, so Joe got a funny look on his face as I snapped this photograph of him, he walk over to me and said, "Tommy you come over here and sit down with my ball players in the dug out". I said "OK". You should have seen the look on this guys face. I sat right next to Derrick Getter and Strawberry. Derrick said "Dam, your the first photographer to ever sit down in our dug out Tommy". Later, after the game the entire team and I all went out to a nice Italian dinner with our families and kids in toe and had a good laugh. Years later, Jr Seau and I ran into Joe and coach Zimmerman at the Del Mar Race Track and Joe invited me into the winners circle to be photographed with his winning Thoroughbred Race Horse. Thomas DeSoto, Director of Photography