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Torre's brother Frank requires kidney transplant

Updated: February 16, 2007, 12:40 AM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Former major leaguer Frank Torre needs a kidney transplant because of medication he's taken since receiving a new heart more than a decade ago.

The 75-year-old, who spent seven seasons with the Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies from 1956-63, had a heart transplant in October 1996. The following day he watched from his hospital bed as his brother, Joe, managed the Yankees to victory in the World Series clincher against Atlanta.

"I talked to him yesterday. He ...

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