Cristina Torre, ex-Yankees manager Joe Torre's daughter, catches falling baby

NEW YORK  The daughter of legendary Yankee manager Joe Torre made the catch of al lifetime in Brooklyn, saving a baby who got out on a window and fell off of a fire escape.

"The good Lord puts you in a position where you're there and a child's life is in the balance, in your hands, literally.. it certainly feels good to me, and I know it did to her," Torre said.

Police said the baby somehow climbed out of the apartment onto the fire escape and tumbled from above. That's when Cristina Torre caught the baby as she walked on the sidewalk below.

"The baby was struggling and then all of a sudden it slipped and was dangling and holding on with its hands and I was actually still talking to 911 and I said 'he's falling!' and I just put out my arms and literally, it was effortless," Cristina Torre said.

The baby is in stable condition, police said, while the parents were charged with reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17.

"I hope everybody just learns from this, so please, protect your children," Cristina Torre said.

The Associated Press, WNBC and NBC NewsChannel contributed to this report.


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