From BR Bullpen
Anthony Lewis Torchia
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.
 Biographical Information
Tony Torchia was a minor league outfielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox chains. He was the 1962 Midwest League MVP with the Keokuk Dodgers, and he led the 1966 Eastern League in RBIs and won the EL batting title in 1968 at a whopping .294 in the Year of the Pitcher.
He was then a manager in the Red Sox farm system for 10 years between 1976 and 1986. He managed the Winston-Salem Red Sox in 1976 and 1977, moved up to the Bristol Red Sox from 1978 to 1982 and the Pawtucket Red Sox in 1983 and 1984. He was a coach for the Red Sox in 1985. Torchia returned to the minors with the New Britain Red Sox in 1986. Moving to the San Diego Padres, Torchia managed the Charleston Rainbows in 1987 and the Riverside Red Wave in 1988. He later spent time as a coach with the Fort Myers Sun Sox of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. Torchia re-appeared as manager of the Asheville Tourists in 1994 and he spent part of 2002 with the Brevard County Manatees. His teams won league titles in 1981 and 1984.