Cristina Torre, the 44-year-old daughter of former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, made an all-time catch yesterday afternoon in Brooklyn.
She was walking along the street when she saw a 1-year-old boy about to fall from the awning of a building. When he did, she caught him in mid-air!
“The woman caught the baby,” said witness Kristen Bramsen, 48. “The baby was shaken. Everyone was going up to the woman and hugging her."
But the daughter of the legendary baseball skipper didn’t gloat one bit.
“She just smiled and said she was in shock,” Bramsen recalled.
As the saying goes ... never take your eye off the baby.
Cops later said that the boy slipped through a piece of cardboard next to an air conditioning unit in the window of the family’s second-floor home.
It was not immediately clear where the parents were during the baby’s near-fatal escape, but both of them were handcuffed and taken into custody.
Sam Miller, 23, and Tiffany Demetria, 24, face charges that include endangering the welfare of a child and neglect, law enforcement sources said.
The little boy was taken to Lutheran Hospital, where he was placed under observation, but is believed to be fine thanks to Cristina Torre's save.
The child and his siblings - ages 2, 3 and 5 - were all taken into custody by New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services, sources said.