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Christina Torre, the 44-year-old daughter of legendary baseball player and manager Joe Torre, must have inherited some of her father’s skills — and was in the right place to save a baby’s life Wednesday (June 19).

Torre was in a cupcake shop in Brooklyn when a man ran in, asking someone to call 911, she tells NBC 4. Outside, a 1-year-old was dangling from a fire escape. Torre positioned herself where she thought the infant might fall.

“All of a sudden it slipped, and it was dangling and holding on with its hands,” says Torre. “I was still talking to 911 and I just put out my arms, and literally, it was effortless. It was meant to be. He landed in my arms.”

Her father tells NBC 4 that he “got goosebumps” when his daughter told him what had happened.

“The kids are our future and when you get a situation where the good Lord puts you in a position where you’re there, and a child’s life is in your hands, literally, it feels good to me,” says the elder Torre. “I know it did to her.”

Christina says she’s not a hero, she was just doing what comes naturally.

“It just came naturally as a
teacher, to protect a child that was in danger. I work with
kids every day, and I love them and I want to see them safe,” says Torre.

Police say the child is in stable condition and the children’s parents have been charged with reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child, as they fell asleep when the little boy wandered over to the window.

Family pastor Wally Davis tells NBC 4 that bars have been installed on the family’s windows already.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."