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Former World Series star Frank Torre, Joe's older brother, dies at 82

  • FILE - In this July 17, 1977, file photo, New York Mets manager Joe Torre, right, sits at his desk  as he clowns around with his brother Frank Torre, who played for the Milwaukee Braves in the 50's, at Shea Stadium in New York. Frank Torre, a former Braves and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. He was 82. (AP Photo/Harry Harris, File)

    FILE - In this July 17, 1977, file photo, New York Mets manager Joe Torre, right, sits at his desk as he clowns around with his brother Frank Torre, who played for the Milwaukee Braves in the 50's, at Shea Stadium in New York. Frank Torre, a former Braves and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. He was 82. (AP Photo/Harry Harris, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 17, 1977, file photo, New York Mets manager Joe Torre, left, poses for a photo with his brother Frank Torre, who played for the Milwaukee Braves in the 50's, at Shea Stadium in New York. Frank Torre, a former Braves and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. He was 82. (AP Photo/Harry Harris, File)

    FILE - In this July 17, 1977, file photo, New York Mets manager Joe Torre, left, poses for a photo with his brother Frank Torre, who played for the Milwaukee Braves in the 50's, at Shea Stadium in New York. Frank Torre, a former Braves and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. He was 82. (AP Photo/Harry Harris, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2008, file photo, former Major League Naseball player Frank Torre attends a Whitey Ford news conference in New York. Frank Torre, a former Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman and brother of Hall of Famer Joe Torre, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. He was 82. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2008, file photo, former Major League Naseball player Frank Torre attends a Whitey Ford news conference in New York. Frank Torre, a former Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman and brother of Hall of Famer Joe Torre, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. He was 82. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)  (The Associated Press)

Former World Series star Frank Torre, who helped put little brother Joe on a path that led to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82.

The Major League Baseball commissioner's office said Torre died Saturday at a hospice in Palm Beach, Florida. He had previously received heart and kidney transplants, and had been ill in recent years with cancer.

Torre played seven seasons in the majors with the Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. Though he hit only 13 home runs in 1,482 career at-bats in the regular season, he homered twice during the seven-game World Series in 1957 as Milwaukee beat the New York Yankees for its only championship.

Frank Torre was nearly nine years older than Joe and guided his signing with the Braves.

Joe Torre starred as a player, won four titles while managing the Yankees and was inducted into the Hall last summer.