Joe Torre's Daughter Rescues Falling Infant: Police Say Unsupervised Baby Fell From Awning

The daughter of baseball legend Joe Torre caught a 1-year-old boy who fell from the awning of a Brooklyn building on Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported.

Cristina Torre, 44, was biking past the building on Third Avenue near 91st Street in Bay Ridge when she spotted the baby boy hanging from outside a storefront about 10 a.m. and she was able to catch the child before he hit the pavement, sources said.

Police told ABC News that the child was left unsupervised by his parents, had crawled onto the fire escape and tumbled down the awning when Torre came to the rescue.

"The woman caught the baby," said Kristen Bramsen, 48, an eyewitness.

 "The baby was shaken. Everyone was going up to the woman and hugging her. I hugged her," she said.

Regarding Cristina's reaction, Bramsen said the Yankee great's daughter "just smiled and said she was in shock."

Cops later determined that the little boy slipped through a piece of cardboard placed next to an air conditioning unit in the window of the family's second-floor home, sources said.

The baby was taken to Lutheran Medical Center where he was being treated for lacerations to the face and was said to be in stable condition.

The child and his three siblings - ages 2, 3 and 5 - were taken from the apartment and are being cared for by the Administration for Children's Services, while the baby's parents were taken into police custody.

Cristina's father, Joe, 72, managed the Yankees between 1996 and 2007 and brought the team to four World Series titles. He played ball for more than 17 years as a catcher, first baseman and third baseman for teams that include the Atlanta Braves, the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals.

View a news report of the rescue below.

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