Here is what folks are saying about Torbert and his honor:
Sioux Falls Argus Leader:
He’s the best player I’ve seen in a Canaries/Pheasants uniform, and a good dude who clearly was genuinely moved by the honor. And the Canaries did a nice job of not overdoing it with the ceremony. It was well done.
Beau's hometown paper
Sioux Falls local television station video on Torbert.
Torbert was drafted in the 17th round out of Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. He spent 2004 with Greeneville and climbed the ladder in the Astros system up to AAA Round Rock before his release in 2007. He then played three years of independent ball in Sioux Falls. He was named Baseball America's Independent Player of the Year in 2010. He signed with the Braves as a minor league free agent but was released at the end of spring training.
After one season of being a hitting coach for the Lincoln Saltdogs, Torbert now resides in the Sioux Falls area and works for the Canaries front office as their Baseball Outreach Coordinator.
Congrats to Beau on the honor and best of luck in his future endeavors.