NEW YORK – Most of our readers know what a sports special is for this website. It is when we cover something outside of New York Giants football but New York related news. New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada retired this week (1/24/12) after 17 years in the majors. I don’t know how many dozens of games I’ve seen him play in over the years at the stadium. He always handled himself with class and was a true leader in the locker room. He lead by example and was a good friend to his team mates. I think Jorge has a good plan with spending this summer with his family. I realize some of our readers might not be Yankee fans but I am and this is a significant moment in Yankees history. All that fans can do is wish him well on the rest of his journey in life. It’s so rare that a player sticks with one team their entire career these days, it’s refreshing to know it hasn’t vanished altogether from Major League baseball. We salute you Jorge.
Don’t even bother asking me if Jorge Posada should be in Cooperstown, my answer is yes. What do you think I’m going to say? Bernie Williams belongs in the Hall of Fame too, along with Don Mattingly and the body of work for the game of baseball he’s put together. But this story is about Jorge Posada, thank you Jorge for all of your years in pinstripes and leaving the game on your own terms. You will forever be known as one of the all-time greatest Yankees in New York history. It simply will not be the same without you on the team. God bless you and your family.
Did you know that Derek Jeter was Jorge Posada’s best man at his wedding? It’s true.
Here are some of Jorge Posada’s accomplishments.
5X World Series Champion
5X All-Star Player
5X Silver Slugger Award Winner
17 Years with the Bronx Bombers
7X American League Champion Pennants
1990 Drafted by New York Yankees
If you’re a Yankee fan, what is your favorite memory of Jorge Posada?
RD – nygreporter.com
Click here to support Jorge Posada’s charity. The Jorge Posada Foundation | A Charity Supporting Children
Of course you know im a mets fan rob.but i like your articles on the yankees players you have written about.posada was a class act and struck fear in pitchers around the league.im not a yankees fan by no means,but the man was a true gentlemen of the game.i wish mr.posada nothing but the best,and being im a mets fan im glad we dont have to face him no more in the inter league games lol.congrats on a monumental career on the field jorge,and for your wonderful charity work off the field.
You are very classy as always Bobby! I’m sure Jorge will appreciate your thoughts if he reads this. Enjoy the weekend and the Pro Bowl tomorrow at 7 PM EST.
As a Yankee fan (sorry Bobby), it was both a sad day and happy day to see Jorge leave. Happy in the respect that he retired a Yankee. Sad in seeing such a leader like Jorge say goodbye. Even a Red Sox player, Jason Varitek, extolled what Jorge brought to the table in terms of heart and competitive fire. He went on to say that he was going to miss playing against Jorge.
A true testament to what Jorge brought to the table.
I felt the same way AJ, I’m happy for him and his family but he will be sorely missed by the fans. He is such a class act and everyone in the majors knows Posada is a great man. I’m sure they will enjoy the summer traveling.