Originally posted on NBC New York  |  Last updated 1/24/12
After 17 seasons in pinstripes, New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada announced his retirement on Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. In an emotional press conference, the five-time All-Star backstop, with teammates Derek Jeter, CC Sabathia and Mariano Rivera and Yankees GM Brian Cashman, among other team officials in the audience, gave thanks to everyone from minor league coaches to family for their support throughout his career. “I will forever be a Yankee,” Posada said during the conference. The conference also saw a host of Posada's teammates share their thoughts on his career. Diana Munson, the wife of another legendary Yankee catcher, Thurman Munson, hugged Posada before she praised him for both his ability on the field and his compassion off it. "He doesn't realize it, but he brought me back to baseball," she said. "After losing Thurman, I kind of lost my heart for baseball. He got me excited to read the box scores. that's unusual. The only box scores I used to read were Thu...
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