Report: Hank Steinbrenner fires back at Torre

Updated: October 22, 2007, 11:59 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The apple apparently doesn't fall far from the tree.

Hank Steinbrenner, who has begun to take control over the New York Yankees with brother Hal from their fiery father George, shot back at former manager Joe Torre's comment about the team's contract offer being an "insult."

"Where was Joe's career in '95 when my dad hired him?" Hank Steinbrenner told The New York Post. "My dad was crucified for hiring him.

"Let's not forget what my dad did in giving him that opportunity ...

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