Dodgers Land Torre

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre answers questions during a press conference in this Oct. 19, 2007 file photo, in Rye Brook, N.Y. Grady Little resigned as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 and while Torre is clearly the leading candidate to become the Dodgers' next manager, general manager Ned Colletti said Wednesday, Oct. 31, that contrary to published reports, a deal hadn't been struck. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)

Joe Torre was hired by Los Angeles to succeed Grady Little on Thursday, taking the job two weeks after walking away from the New York Yankees.

The winningest manager in postseason history, Torre moved from one storied franchise to another, agreeing to a three-year, $13 million contract. He becomes the Dodgers' eighth manager since they left his hometown, where he rooted for the rival New York Giants.

Torre, 67, will be introduced at a news conference Monday at Dodger Stadium. Little resigned Tuesday after completing two seasons of a three-year deal.

Torre joins the Dodgers for their 50th anniversary season in Los Angeles, hoping to spur October success.

Favored to win the NL West this year, the Dodgers finished fourth. They have only one playoff victory since winning the 1988 World Series under Tom Lasorda.