Cristina Torre, daughter of former Yankees manager Joe Torre, saved a baby who fell from a fire escape in Brooklyn Wednesday morning.

Torre, 44, was on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge drinking coffee at a bakery when the boy, Dillin Miller, was spotted hanging from the railing of a fire escape above a frozen yogurt shop nearby. Though Torre tried to get Miller, 1, to hold on, he couldn’t and fell.

Torre didn’t hesitate – she immediately moved to catch Miller with outstretched arms. “I didn’t really know what was going to happen,” she told the New York Daily News. “You just move into action – you don’t really think about it.”

Though Miller hit his mouth on the awning as he fell, he was otherwise uninjured. Torre caught him easily, and joked that she got her hand-eye coordination from her father, who used to play for the New York Mets. He is currently the executive vice-president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball.

When asked about the incident, Torre’s father said that he was proud of his daughter. “The good Lord puts you in a position where you’re there, and a child’s life is in your hands, literally,” he said. “It feels good to me, and I know it did to her.”

Police said that Miller’s parents – Tiffany Demitro, 24, and Sam Miller, 23 – were asleep when the incident happened. Miller’s sisters – aged 2, 3, and 5 – were roaming around the apartment when the police arrived. They even had to save the 3-year-old from also climbing out the window after they had arrived.

The police declared the apartment a health hazard – it lacked bedding for the children and there was no food in the kitchen. The parents were arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment, and the children were taken into the care of the Administration for Children’s Services.

Though bystanders clambered to Torre and called her a hero, she was far more humble. “I’m glad everything worked out and the baby is okay,” she said.

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