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On Saturday, news surfaced that Jorge Posada intends to retire after 17 years in baseball. In that time, he combined two things that rarely go together. He was a longtime New York Yankee, and he was constantly underrated. Players for the game’s marquee franchise usually get at least their share of attention yet, somehow, Posada slipped through the cracks.
In honor of the recently retired catcher, let’s take a look at his career, his best and worst moments, the greatest and most significant games he played in, terrific performances he viewed, and some weird oddities he was on hand for.
One thing I should note: Normally I try to include as many playoff games as I can in these career highlight bits, but he played in 125 postseason affairs. Some notable October moments might get left out to keep this from going too long.
Sept. 4, 1995: Posada makes his big league debut, replacing starting catcher Jim Leyritz in the top of the ninth of a game the Yankees win, 13-...
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With the talks of Jorge Posada hanging up his catchers gear for good in the next few weeks, there has been a lot of talk circulating as to whether or not the Yankees should eventually retire his number. Personally, I am a huge fan of Jorge; however, I do not feel his number should be [...]
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On the heels of the news, via WFAN’s Sweeny Murti tweet, that New York Yankees Jorge Posada was retiring, reading the headline ‘Rivera will decide on retirement by spring training,’ made me want to puke.
That headline came from an article by Rob Abruzzese over at the uber-popular Bronx Baseball Daily, also a personal favorite blog that I visit regularly...
According to Sweeny Murti of WFAN (via Twitter), says that Jorge Posada will announce his retirement within the next two weeks. Posada spent his entire 17 big league career with the Yankees after being drafted by the club in the 24th round of the 1990 draft. Jorge batted .273 for his career with 275 home [...]
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With the Giants making short work of the dirty birds from Atlanta, the Knicks finding their way into the season and the Jets melting down, there's precious little space for other sports news right now.
That's a shame, because the news that broke over the weekend about Jorge Posada deserved a bigger moment in the spotlight. Sweeney Murti of WFAN reported Saturday that Posada...
Jorge Posada is planning to retire after 17 seasons with the New York Yankees rather than pursue opportunities with other teams. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press Saturday that the five-time All-Star catcher will announce his retirement this month. Posada, 40, won five World Series titles with the team that drafted him in the 24th round of the 1990 draft.
News of Jorge Posada’s impending retirement swept across the city Saturday, triggering heartache and heartfelt homages to the Yankee great. “It’s upsetting but he’s a lifetime Yankee,” said Boris Fridkin, 29, an accountant from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.
Jorge Posada won’t be venturing outside The Bronx to extend his major league career.
An industry source today confirmed Posada has decided against trying to play in 2012, and will retire a Yankee — made official by a farewell press conference, most likely within the next two weeks.
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With Jorge Posada set to announce his retirement in the coming weeks, another terrific Yankee backstop – Yogi Berra – believes Posada is doing the right thing by keeping his career pinstripes-only.
Jorge Posada made the right call.
The man who spent so many years calling pitches for championship Yankees teams is calling it a career. Posada is going out on his own terms, and he is going out in pinstripes. That’s exactly the way it should end for Posada.
Does Jorge Posada belong in the Hall of Fame? Will the Yankees bring back Eric Chavez? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers these questions and more in the Inbox.
Chris Jaffe provides a timeline of the career of Jorge Posada.
I’m somewhat surprised at how poorly Posada ranks against the game’s great catchers in terms of WAR.
Johnny Bench 71.3
Ivan Rodriguez 67.3
Carlton Fisk 67.3
Gary Carter 66.3
Yogi Berra 61.9
Mike Piazza 59.1
Bill Dickey 54.4
Mickey Cochrane 51.2
Ted Simmons 50.4
Gabby Hartnett 50.3
Jorge Posada 44.7
Here is the latest hot stove buzz circulating around MLB:
The Brewers will know soon whether or not Ryan Braun will be available by opening day.
Jorge Posada will announce his retirement this month.
At least six teams have serious interest in Cuban OF Yoenis Cespedes.
11 teams have expressed interest in OF Luke Scott.
The Angels and Howie Kendrick reached an agreement on a four...
Tune into MTR Media.com at 4 pm and listen live to the Warning Track with host Karen VanKat and special guest, from the Open Mike program, Michael Cohen.The two will be talking about Jorge Posada’s retirement, Barry Larkin’s Hall of Fame bid, and a little bit of NFL football for all you Giants fans out there.So listen live online, pick up the phone and call us to get your voice...