Again, news of retirement is coming from the sources, and this time it is about Jorge Posada, who is planning for his retirement. Posada, who is now 40, is talking about his retirement, as he considers it the perfect time to retire from the game, and the official announcement of his retirement is on its way in the coming two weeks. He is retiring on his terms and this is the right way for him to retire. However, this news broke The Core Four to just Core Two, with Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter left in the team.
Posada made the right decision of ending his career on a hitting and high note, by hitting .429 to lead Yankees to bat in their loss to Tigers. He also has a .579 on-base percentage to his credit over the last five games. Yankees has won 5 World Series Championship with The Core Four, and now Andy Pettitte and Posada are not a part of The Core Four. However, Posada was removed from the catching job prior to the last season, as he was struggling in the role of the hitter. He was also dropped to number 9 in batting order and was opted out in a game against Boston.
When it comes to catching, Posada said, “It is a very challenging position in the team, and one of the best thing to get involved in as you can enjoy all the parts of the game.” Talking about his achievements, Posada boasts of 264 home runs as a catcher and 275 home runs in his career. Apart from Posada, the only catcher, who has hit more home runs for Yankees, was Yogi Berra. He scored 306 home runs for Yankees. Even though the season was a bit struggling for Posada, yet he played his best game when his team needed him, and this what everyone will remember about Posada.
There was a chance for Posada to continue his career for the Yankees as a hitter, but he always loved being the catcher for the Yankees. There are more stars to his achievements, as he was the All-Star five times and played 125 games back in October. His achievements have made him a good contended for the Hall of Fame, but for now, his association with the Yankees is more important for him. George Posada will be missed just as his image wearing the catching gear for his team.Read More