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Torre, Jeter sound off on 'disrespect' in Trump's campaign

Andrew Gombert / Reuters

Two of the biggest names in recent New York Yankees history have slightly differing opinions regarding new president-elect Donald Trump.

Joe Torre, the former Yankees skipper and current chief baseball officer for MLB, has associated with Trump a number of times over the years, but at a gala in New York for his Safe at Home Foundation - which aims to raise awareness about domestic violence - he revealed he wasn't pleased with the controversial road taken by the next president of the United States.

"I know (Trump). I played golf with him," Torre said Thursday, according to the New York Daily News' Christian Red. "I'm not a fan of the process, I don't mind saying that. I thought there was a lot of disrespect. I wasn't a fan of it.

"Our children - it's tough when you don't want your children to watch a debate."

Torre wasn't the only name in baseball at the event to comment on Trump's victory.

Iconic Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter also attended the event, and though he understands the country is split regarding the result, he hopes cooler heads can prevail.

"There's been so much talk about the election, I think people are tired of hearing about the election," Jeter said, according to Red. "You move on and you hope that everyone can unite. Do I know (Trump)? Yeah. I've known him. ... He's always treated me good, best way to put it."

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