Jorge Posada: Yankees’ ‘Core Four’ backstop

Yankees legend Jorge Posada

Table of Contents

PositionCatcher
Active years1995 to 2011
Teams (years)New York Yankees (1995–2011)
Draft1990
DebutSeptember 4, 1995, for the New York Yankees
Last gameSeptember 28, 2011, for the New York Yankees 
Date of BirthAugust 17, 1970 
Native placeSanturce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
BattedSwitch hitter
ThrewRight
All-Star5× All-Star (2000–2003, 2007)
World Champions4× World Series champion (1998–2000, 2009)
Shirt retiredNew York Yankees Number 20
MLB Awards5× Silver Slugger Award (2000–2003, 2007)
LegacyMonument Park honoree
Willie, Mickey, and the Duke Award
NicknameSado

The bio

Jorge Posada had a truly remarkable 17-year career as a New York Yankee, spanning from 1995 to 2011. Throughout his time in pinstripes, he garnered All-Star recognition five times and clinched the Silver Slugger Award on five separate occasions. His contributions were integral to securing five World Series championship victories for the Yankees. In his role as a catcher, Jorge Posada maintained an impressive batting average of .273, launched an impressive 275 home runs, and drove in an astounding 1,065 runs. Most notably, he was a pivotal part of four World Series-winning teams, achieving glory in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009.

Jorge Posada’s All-Star appearances were spread out over five years, notably participating in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2007. During these same seasons, he also claimed the Silver Slugger Award for catchers. In a remarkable accomplishment shared only with the great Yogi Berra, Jorge Posada became the second Yankees catcher to achieve the feat of hitting 30 home runs in a single season. What’s more, his switch-hitting skills set him apart, making him just the fifth major league catcher to accumulate a minimum of 1,500 hits, 350 doubles, 275 homers, and 1,000 RBIs. Notably, from 2000 to 2011, Jorge Posada outshone all other catchers when it came to RBIs and home runs.

Yankees greats Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte in 2000 at Yankee Stadium.
Jim McIsaac

During Jorge Posada’s tenure with the New York Yankees, the team was a dominant force in the playoffs, making their presence felt in 15 of the 16 seasons he played, ultimately clinching five World Series titles between 1996 and 2011. The core of these formidable Yankee squads revolved around four standout players: Derek Jeter, the skilled shortstop; Andy Pettitte, a reliable pitcher; Mariano Rivera, the legendary relief pitcher; and, of course, Jorge Posada, the versatile and accomplished catcher.

Early life and career

Jorge Posada made his entrance into the world on August 17, 1970, hailing from the vibrant Santurce district in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His unique heritage wove together a Cuban father who had escaped the clutches of Fidel Castro’s regime to seek refuge in Puerto Rico and a mother with Dominican roots.

Jorge’s father, a pharmaceutical sales executive, brought an intriguing twist to the family tale as he served as a major-league scout for a slew of baseball teams, including the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Atlanta Braves, and the Colorado Rockies. With a fervent desire to see his son follow in his footsteps, Jorge’s father employed a “tough love” approach to his upbringing. This was evident when, at the tender age of 12, he set Jorge the Herculean task of moving a vast pile of dirt from the driveway to the backyard and leveling it out to create an impromptu baseball field. Armed with a wheelbarrow and a shovel, the young Jorge Posada completed this challenging endeavor in just two weeks. It was a lesson in discipline and also helped develop the muscles and dexterity essential for batting. In return for such demanding chores, Jorge Sr. would often reward his son with trips to the ballfield for batting and fielding practice.

During his formative years, Jorge Posada attended Alejandrino High School, where his athletic prowess extended beyond baseball to encompass basketball and volleyball. He stood out as an all-star shortstop for the school’s baseball team during the 1988-89 season. While the New York Yankees recognized his potential and drafted him in the 43rd round of the 1989 amateur draft, Jorge Posada initially opted for a college education. However, limited SAT scores hampered his access to a four-year college, leading him to accept a baseball scholarship at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama.

The start in pinstripes

In 1990, the Yankees came calling once again, this time selecting him in the 24th round. New York scout Leon Wurth held Jorge Posada in high esteem, admiring not only his batting skills but also his attitude. Jorge did not immediately sign with the Yankees, choosing to continue playing for Calhoun in 1991, where he earned all-conference honors. It was not until May 24, 1991, that Jorge Posada put pen to paper with the Yankees, securing a $30,000 bonus and laying the foundation for his extraordinary journey in the world of baseball.

In 1991, Jorge Posada found himself manning second base for Oneonta in the Short Season New York-Penn League, participating in 71 games and maintaining a batting average of .235, contributing four home runs. The Yankees, however, had reservations about Jorge Posada’s speed for the position. Consequently, they opted to transition him into a catcher in 1992 during his tenure with Greensboro in the Class-A South Atlantic League. It was a pivotal year for Posada, as he batted .277, showcased his hitting prowess with 12 home runs, and drove in an impressive 58 runs. Initially, Jorge Posada harbored doubts about this shift, uncertain if catching was his calling.

Despite his initial hesitations, Jorge Posada embraced the role of a catcher, leading to a significant moment when he caught Andy Pettitte for the first time while both were teammates at Greensboro. This marked the commencement of his journey as a full-time catcher in 1993. The season began with Jorge Posada as part of the Prince William Cannons in the Class A-Advanced Carolina League. He made a resounding impact with 17 home runs and 61 RBIs in 118 games for the Cannons, earning mid-season and post-season All-Star recognition in the Carolina League. However, he continued to hone his defensive skills, albeit with some challenges, as he recorded 38 passed balls during the 1993 season, the highest in the Carolina League.

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Jorge Posada’s progress was evident as the Yankees promoted him to the Columbus Clippers in the Class AAA International League in 1994, where he maintained a batting average of .240 and contributed 11 home runs. Unfortunately, his season was cut short due to a devastating home plate collision that left his left leg broken and his ankle dislocated. After recovering from this setback, Jorge Posada returned to the Clippers for the majority of the 1995 season, delivering a .255 batting average, eight home runs, and 51 RBIs.

His journey with the Yankees took some intriguing turns in trade discussions. Initially, he was part of the Yankees’ efforts to acquire Tino Martinez from the Seattle Mariners. A mere three weeks later, the Yankees explored a trade involving Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera in an attempt to secure David Wells from the Cincinnati Reds, although this trade proposal did not come to fruition. Jorge Posada continued to hone his skills with Columbus in 1996, amassing a .271 batting average and earning a spot in the 1996 Triple-A All-Star Game.

In 1995, Jorge Posada enjoyed a brief one-game call-up to the Yankees. His path to becoming a permanent fixture in the team progressed in 1996, making three short stints with the Yankees in April, May, and June, eventually earning a permanent call-up toward the end of the season.

The legend in pinstripes

Jorge Posada embarked on his journey in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Yankees in 1995. He made his debut, filling in for Jim Leyritz during the ninth inning of a game on September 4, 1995. Although his regular season appearances were limited to just one game, the Yankees recognized his potential and included Jorge Posada on their postseason roster. He made a notable appearance in Game 2 of the 1995 American League Division Series (ALDS) as a pinch runner, even managing to score a run. Unfortunately, the Yankees fell short in the division series, losing in five games to the Seattle Mariners.

The 1996 season began with Jorge Posada initially starting with the Columbus Clippers but earned a late-season promotion to the Yankees. His debut as a starter came on September 25, 1996, where he played in eight games, notching a single hit and a walk. While he did not participate in the postseason, the Yankees clinched victory, triumphing over the Atlanta Braves in the 1996 World Series. Interestingly, despite his absence from the postseason roster, Jorge Posada was awarded a 1996 World Series Championship ring by the Yankees.

In 1997, Jorge Posada solidified his position on the Yankees’ roster as he backed up the veteran catcher Joe Girardi, who also served as his mentor. The Puerto Rican athlete featured in 60 games, impressively batting .250 with six home runs and 25 RBIs. His contributions played a pivotal role in the team’s postseason qualification, although the Yankees ultimately succumbed to the Cleveland Indians in the playoffs. After the season, the club engaged in trade talks involving Jorge Posada and Mike Lowell in an attempt to acquire star pitcher Pedro Martinez from the Montreal Expos. However, this potential deal fell through, with Martinez ultimately joining the Boston Red Sox.

Determined to further enhance his skills, Jorge Posada took a significant step in 1998 by enlisting the services of a personal trainer to improve his physical conditioning. This investment in his development paid off as he saw increased playing time, participating in 111 games and maintaining a batting average of .268. His 17 home runs and 63 RBIs significantly bolstered the team’s performance. The Yankees once again secured a postseason berth for the fourth consecutive year and clinched the World Series by sweeping the San Diego Padres in a four-game showdown.

In the 1999 season, Jorge Posada had requested a salary of $650,000, but the Yankees chose to renew his contract at a reduced value of $350,000. His performance at the plate during the first half of the season was marked by struggles, as he managed a batting average of .210. However, during the second half of the season, Jorge Posada made a remarkable turnaround and recorded an impressive .285, resulting in a final average of .245. He spent 109 games behind the plate and played a crucial role in the Yankees’ success, especially in the World Series, where he caught in two of the four games as the team swept the Atlanta Braves.

With Joe Girardi departing as a free agent after the season, Jorge Posada assumed the role of the Yankees’ full-time catcher in 2000. The switch-hitting sensation showcased his prowess at the plate, achieving a batting average of .287 while notching 28 home runs and 86 RBIs. These outstanding accomplishments earned him his first selection to the All-Star Game. The Yankees continued their dominance, advancing to the World Series and defeating their crosstown rivals, the New York Mets, in a five-game showdown. In recognition of his exceptional offensive contributions, Jorge Posada was honored with his first Silver Slugger Award and the prestigious Thurman Munson Award, which celebrated both his baseball achievements and philanthropic work in New York.

Yankees legend Jorge Posada with wife Laura.
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For the rising star, life was nothing short of extraordinary, as he relished the opportunity to play for the Yankees under the guidance of Manager Joe Torre. To him, the team and the organization were more than just a professional affiliation; they were family.

The man in offensive action

Jorge Posada’s offensive prowess continued to shine in 2001 as he earned a spot on the All-Star team once again. His batting average for the season stood at .277, accompanied by 22 home runs and an impressive 95 RBIs. His stellar performance secured his second Silver Slugger Award, and he received the Milton Richman “You Gotta Have Heart” Award from the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, recognizing his exceptional determination and spirit. However, it was not without blemish, as Jorge Posada led the league with 18 passed balls and 11 errors. The Yankees’ quest for a World Series victory was thwarted that year as they were defeated by the Arizona Diamondbacks in a grueling seven-game series.

In 2002, Jorge Posada once again found himself leading all catchers in errors, totaling 12, but he managed to balance the scale with a solid performance at the plate, boasting a .268 batting average along with 20 home runs and 99 RBIs. His efforts earned him yet another Silver Slugger Award. However, the Yankees faced disappointment in the American League Division Series, succumbing to the Anaheim Angels.

The year 2003 witnessed Jorge Posada’s stellar season, where he achieved personal bests in various categories, including home runs (30), RBIs (101), and walks (93). His remarkable 30 homers equaled Yogi Berra’s record for Yankee catchers. Jorge Posada maintained a batting average of .281 and ranked fifth in the league for on-base percentage at .405. His consistent excellence secured his fourth consecutive Silver Slugger Award, and he stood third in the MVP voting, trailing behind Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Delgado. Unfortunately, despite Jorge Posada’s outstanding performance, the Yankees experienced heartbreak again in the World Series, falling to the Florida Marlins.

In 2004, the Yankees held a commanding three-games-to-none lead over the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) before enduring a stunning four-game reversal. Jorge Posada, however, continued to shine, registering a .272 batting average, 21 home runs, and 81 RBIs. His commendable conduct on and off the field earned him the “Good Guy” Award from the New York Press Photographers.

The 2005 season saw the 33-year-old Jorge Posada maintain a .262 batting average, complemented by 19 home runs and 71 RBIs. The Yankees nominated him for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award. The team’s quest for a World Series title fell short yet again, as they were thwarted by the Angels in the American League Division Series.

Jorge Posada displayed improvement in his batting prowess in 2006, achieving a .277 batting average while notching 23 home runs and 93 RBIs. Defensively, he made strides in his ability to throw out runners attempting to steal bases. However, he led the league once more in passed balls.

The milestone year

Yankees legend Jorge Posada
Chang Lee

The year 2007 marked a milestone for the Yankees’ catcher as he claimed his fifth and final Silver Slugger Award. Jorge Posada posted career-high statistics, including a remarkable batting average of .338, 171 hits, and 42 doubles. He also smacked 20 homers and contributed 90 RBIs to the team’s cause. Remarkably, he had consistently caught at least 120 games each season from 2000 through 2007, a testament to his durability and commitment. For his contributions both on and off the field, Jorge Posada was nominated once again for the Roberto Clemente Award, reaching the finals. He was also honored with the Bart Giamatti “Caring” Award from MLB’s Baseball Assistance Team.

At the end of the season, Jorge Posada became a free agent. Despite receiving an enticing five-year offer from the New York Mets, the star catcher ultimately chose a four-year deal with the Yankees, securing his future with the team for $52 million.

The year 2008 proved challenging for Jorge Jorge Posada as he faced a series of setbacks. He was sidelined by injury in May and later, in late July, experienced an unprecedented event in his career when he landed on the disabled list due to a shoulder ailment. This unfortunate turn of events led to his absence for the remainder of the season. In a rare occurrence, the Yankees finished in third place that year, marking the only instance during Jorge Posada’s career that the team failed to qualify for the postseason.

A significant moment arrived on April 16, 2009, when Jorge Posada left his mark in the new Yankee Stadium by smashing the first home run in the venue’s history. The memorable hit was delivered off the left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee of the Cleveland Indians. However, as the season progressed, Jorge Posada found himself embroiled in an altercation on September 15 during a game against Toronto. He was ejected from the match after a confrontation with pitcher Jesse Carlson, who had thrown a pitch behind him. Following his ejection, Jorge Posada charged Carlson, triggering a bench-clearing brawl. Both players received three-game suspensions, adding to his ejection count, which totaled six times throughout his career.

Fully recovered from his earlier surgery, Jorge Posada returned to action, donning the catcher’s gear for 100 games and displaying a formidable batting performance, boasting a .285 average along with 22 home runs and 81 RBIs. He played a pivotal role in all six World Series games as the Yankees triumphed over the Philadelphia Phillies, securing their first Series victory in nine years. Jorge Posada’s remarkable contributions extended beyond the field as he was honored with the Ted Williams Community Award from the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame.

The 2010 season was marked by several notable moments for Jorge Posada. He achieved his 11th consecutive Opening Day start as the team’s catcher. In June, during an interleague series against the Houston Astros, he accomplished a feat not achieved by a Yankee since Bill Dickey in 1937, hitting grand slams in consecutive games. He reached a significant milestone by attaining his 1,000th career RBI during a game against the Kansas City Royals on July 23. However, as the season progressed and with the weight of age, his offensive output declined, resulting in a .248 batting average, 18 home runs, and 57 RBIs in 120 games. Nevertheless, Jorge Posada’s contributions were duly recognized as he was bestowed with the Willie, Mickey, and the Duke Award by the New York BBWAA. The Yankees’ journey to the World Series was halted by the Texas Rangers in the American League Championship Series.

Following the conclusion of the 2010 season, Jorge Posada underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to address a torn meniscus. Due to his injury and declining defensive performance, 2011 marked a significant shift for Posada as he transitioned into the role of the Yankees’ designated hitter, while Russell Martin assumed the mantle of full-time catcher.

In the spring of 2011, Jorge Posada grappled with a batting slump, and on May 14, during a game against the Red Sox, tensions flared as manager Girardi moved him to the ninth spot in the batting order. Jorge Posada perceived this as an affront and requested to be removed from the lineup.

Despite his struggles, Jorge Posada experienced a resurgence in June, showcasing a batting average of .382 for the month. However, by August, his performance waned, and he was relegated from the everyday lineup due to a .230 batting average. On August 13, against the Tampa Bay Rays, he made a triumphant return to the starting lineup, going 3-for-5 with a grand slam and six RBIs. This grand slam marked his 10th, elevating him to sixth place on the all-time Yankee list, surpassing the legendary figures of Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle. The 2011 season drew to a close with Jorge Posada concluding with a .235 batting average, 14 home runs, and 44 RBIs.

Yankees legend Jorge Posada
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The retirement

During the Division Series showdown against the Detroit Tigers, Jorge Posada exhibited an impressive performance, amassing a batting average of .429. He delivered six hits and maintained an exceptional on-base percentage of .579 while serving as the designated hitter. Despite his remarkable efforts, the Tigers managed to clinch the series in five games. In the aftermath of the series, a reporter confronted Jorge Posada with the looming question of whether this marked the end of his illustrious career with the Yankees.

Jorge Posada responded with a sense of uncertainty, stating, “I don’t want to look at it like that. We lost, and we’ll see what happens in the off-season.” As the interview session continued, he gradually became overwhelmed with emotions, eventually departing from the clubhouse area to regain his composure.

By November 2011, the offseason had commenced, and Jorge Posada found himself on the radar of “five or six teams.” Notably absent from the list of suitors were the Yankees, leaving him in a state of indecision regarding his future in the game. Regrettably, in January 2012, he made the difficult decision to retire from professional baseball. The Yankees held a press conference on January 24, 2012, formally announcing Jorge Posada’s retirement from the sport, marking the end of an era.

In 2013, Jorge Posada returned to the world of baseball, albeit in a different capacity, as a guest instructor during spring training. On August 16, 2015, a significant honor was bestowed upon him when his iconic number 20 was retired in a poignant ceremony held at the hallowed grounds of Yankee Stadium, paying tribute to his remarkable contributions to the team.

The legacy

Jorge Posada’s illustrious career encompassed 17 seasons, during which he achieved remarkable statistics, including 275 home runs, 1,065 RBIs, and five All-Star selections. He also secured five Silver Slugger Awards and earned top-10 finishes in MVP voting, reaching as high as third place.

His legacy among catchers in the annals of baseball history is undeniably impressive, as he ranks eighth all-time in home runs with 275 and 11th in RBIs with 1,065. Jorge Posada’s career spanned 17 seasons, amassing 1,664 hits, 379 doubles, 900 runs, and a lifetime batting average of .273. Additionally, he thrived in postseason play, participating in 125 games, where he delivered 103 hits, 11 home runs, 42 RBIs, and 23 doubles. He notably clinched four World Series championships with the Yankees in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009.

Jorge Posada’s prominence extended beyond the regular season, earning him five All-Star selections in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2007. He also claimed the Silver Slugger Award in these same seasons.

During his era, Jorge Posada stood as one of the three best catchers in Major League Baseball, alongside Mike Piazza and Ivan Rodriguez, making him a pivotal figure among the league’s elite backstops.

Notable moments in Jorge Posada’s career include catching David Wells’ perfect game in 1998 and contributing to the Yankees’ victory in the 2000 World Series with a crucial run in the ninth inning of a tied game.

In 2009, during the inaugural regular season game at the new Yankee Stadium, Jorge Posada electrified the crowd by hitting the first regular season home run in the stadium’s history.

Jorge Posada showcased his power in June 2010, achieving the rare feat of hitting grand slams in consecutive games, enthralling fans and adding to his list of memorable moments.

Yankees legend Jorge Posada at Monument Park, Yankee Stadium,
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Off the field, Jorge Posada found love and companionship in Laura, whom he met at a party in 1997 and later married on January 21, 2000. Laura, a former model and actress, pursued a career in law. The couple has two children, Jorge Luis and Paulina, with Derek Jeter serving as the best man at their wedding.

Jorge Posada’s dedication to his family extended to his son, Jorge Luis, who faced a medical challenge with craniosynostosis. To support families dealing with similar issues, he established the Jorge Posada Foundation, providing research funding and family assistance.

His literary endeavors included the publication of a children’s book, “Play Ball!” in 2006. He and his wife collaborated on “Fit Home Team,” a family health manual, and co-authored their autobiography, “The Beauty of Love: A Memoir of Miracles, Hope, and Healing.” This book detailed their personal struggles and how they coped after learning of their son’s condition in 1999.

Jorge Posada’s book also revealed his perspective on the dynamics within the Yankees organization. He considered Joe Torre as a father figure on the field, while under Joe Girardi, he observed a shift in team unity and a change in clubhouse culture. His retirement from baseball was tinged with bitterness, but he appreciated the support he received from the Yankees, evident when he was invited to throw out the opening pitch at the 2012 home opener in front of a stadium filled with 50,000 fans.

Jorge Posada’s contributions to the sport were commemorated with his induction into the Latin America International Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2006, he was honored with induction into the Alabama Community College Hall of Fame, and his jersey number, 6, at Calhoun Community College was retired.

One of Jorge Posada’s standout seasons occurred in 2003 when he finished third in the American League Most Valuable Player Award voting. That year, he achieved remarkable statistics, including 30 home runs, a .281 batting average, and 101 RBIs. Jorge Posada was only the second Yankee catcher, after Yogi Berra, to reach the milestone of 30 home runs in a season. His career zenith arrived in 2007, where he hit .338 and contributed 90 RBIs at the age of 35.

Jorge Posada’s status as a switch-hitter set him apart, as he was only the fifth major-league catcher to amass over 1,500 hits, 350 doubles, 275 home runs, and 1,000 RBIs. Notably, he outperformed his peers in both RBIs and home runs among catchers in baseball from 2000 to 2011.

Greatest moments and awards

  • Five-time All-Star (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2007)
  • Four-time World Champion (2000–2003, 2007)
  • Five-time Silver Slugger Award winner for catcher (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2007)
  • Thurman Munson Award for baseball accomplishments and philanthropic work in New York
  • Inducted into the Latin America International Sports Hall of Fame in 2012
  • Caught David Wells’ perfect game in 1998
  • Behind the plate for the 1999 World Series clincher
  • First All-Star appearance in 2000
  • Hit a grand slam and had a career-best seven RBIs in a game against the Red Sox in 2003.
  • Played in 125 postseason games, winning four World Series championships
  • Recorded a .273 batting average, 275 home runs, and 1,065 runs batted in (RBIs) during his career
  • Only the fifth MLB catcher with at least 1,500 hits, 350 doubles, 275 home runs, and 1,000 RBIs in a career

FAQs about Jorge Posada

What is Jorge Posada doing now?

Jorge Posada is a retired baseball player. He currently works as a guest instructor for the New York Yankees during spring training.

When did Jorge Posada retire?

Jorge Posada retired from baseball in January 2012.

How old is Jorge Posada?

Jorge Posada was born on August 17, 1970, which makes him 53 years old as of November 4, 2023.

Where does Jorge Posada live?

Posada owned an oceanfront mansion in Florida back in 2022. Now however, there is no information on where he stays.

Where is Jorge Posada from?

Posada is from Santurce, Puerto Rico.

How many home runs did Jorge Posada hit in 2003?

Posada hit 30 home runs in 2003.

How many years did Jorge Posada play for the Yankees?

Jorge played for the New York Yankees for his entire career, which spanned 17 season.

How tall is Jorge Posada?

Jorge Posada is 6’2″ (188 cm) tall.

What nationality is Jorge Posada?

Jorge Posada is Puerto Rican.

What is wrong with Jorge Posada’s son?

Jorge Posada’s son, Jorge Jr. was diagnosed with congenital birth defect when he was just 10 years old.

Where is Jorge Posada now?

Jorge Posada is a retired baseball player who currently works as a guest instructor for the New York Yankees during spring training.

How many rings does Jorge Posada have?

Jorge Posada has won four World Series championships with the New York Yankees.

How much is Jorge Posada worth?

As of 2023, Jorge Posada’s net worth is estimated to be around $70 million.

What is a 2007 Topps Jorge Posada number 295 card worth?

The value of a 2007 Topps Jorge Posada number 295 card varies depending on its condition, but it is generally worth a few dollars.

Why didn’t Jorge Posada make the Hall of Fame?

Jorge Posada became eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017, but he did not receive enough votes to be inducted.

Why didn’t Jorge Posada wear batting gloves?

Jorge Posada did not wear batting gloves because he preferred to feel the bat in his hands.

Where is Jorge Posada now?

Jorge Posada is a retired baseball player who currently works as a guest instructor for the New York Yankees during spring training.

How to pronounce Jorge Posada?

Jorge Posada is pronounced “Hor-hay Po-sah-dah”.

How many times was Jorge Posada an All-Star?

Jorge Posada was selected to the All-Star team five times.

Where was Jorge Posada born?

Jorge Posada was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico[6].

What does Jorge Posada do for Jeter?

Back in 2019, when Derek Jeter was CEO and part-owner of the Marlins, Posada worked as as his special adviser.

When was Jorge Posada drafted?

Jorge Posada was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 43rd round of the 1989 MLB June Amateur Draft from Calhoun Community College (Decatur, AL) and the New York Yankees in the 24th round of the 1990 MLB June Amateur Draft from Calhoun Community College (Decatur, AL).

What number was Jorge Posada for the New York Yankees?

Jorge Posada wore number 20 for the New York Yankees, which was retired by the organization in August 2015.

How is Jorge Posada helping Puerto Rico?

Jorge Posada is aiding Puerto Rico by establishing the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Foundation, which is dedicated to raising funds and supplies for the island. To date, the foundation has gathered over $500,000 in donations, which are consistently being provided to support various areas of Puerto Rico.

What year did Jorge Posada join the Yankees?

Jorge Posada joined the New York Yankees in 1995.

Who is Jorge Posada?

Jorge Posada is a retired baseball player who played for the New York Yankees for his entire career, which spanned 17 seasons. He is a four-time World Series champion and a five-time All-Star.

How many votes did Jorge Posada get for the HOF?

Jorge Posada received 3.8% of the votes in his first year of eligibility for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017.

MLB 18 how to get Jorge Posada?

Jorge Posada is a retired baseball player and is not available in MLB 18.

How much is a Jorge Posada bat day bat worth?

The value of a Jorge Posada bat day bat varies depending on its condition, but it is generally worth a few hundred dollars.

How does Jorge Posada compare to other Hall of Fame catchers?

Jorge Posada’s career statistics compare favorably to other Hall of Fame catchers, but he has not been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Why is Jorge Posada’s signature so expensive?

Jorge Posada’s signature may be expensive due to his popularity as a former baseball player and his limited availability for signings.

What is a Topps Jorge Posada number 295 card worth?

The value of a Topps Jorge Posada number 295 card varies depending on its condition, but it is generally worth a few dollars].

How many hits does Jorge Posada have?

Jorge Posada had 1,664 hits over his career.

Why is Jorge Posada not eligible for Hall of Fame?

Jorge Posada is eligible for the Hall of Fame, but he has not been inducted.

What Alabama community college did Jorge Posada attend?

Jorge Posada attended Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama.

Why was Jorge Posada’s number retired?

Jorge Posada’s number was retired by the New York Yankees in recognition of his contributions

How are Jorge Posada’s statistics compared to Hall of Fame catchers?

Jorge Posada’s 42.7 career bWAR ranks 16th all-time at catcher. Ten players ahead of Posada on that list have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. With 1,065 RBI, 379 doubles, and 900 runs scored to his name, Posada is among the top 17 catchers in baseball history in each of those categories

The stats

SUMMARYWARABHHRBARRBISBOBPSLGOPSOPS+
Career42.7609216642750.2739001065200.3740.4740.848121

Standard batting

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199726NYYAL6022418829471206251230330.250.3590.410.76810177231222
199827NYYAL111409358569623017630147920.2680.350.4750.8241151701400472H/D3
199928NYYAL112437379509319212571053910.2450.3410.4010.7429115293022*2H/3D
200029NYYAL151624505921453512886221071510.2870.4170.5270.9431392661180410*23/DH
200130NYYAL13855748459134281229526621320.2770.3630.4750.8381182301060510*2/DH3
200231NYYAL14359851179137401209910811430.2680.370.4680.837121239233039*2/HD
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200534NYYAL1425464746712423019711066940.2620.3520.430.78210920482045*2H/D
200635NYYAL1435454656512927223933064970.2770.3740.4920.8671222291011051*2H/D3
200736NYYAL1445895069117142120902074980.3380.4260.5430.97153275186037*2H/D3
200837NYYAL5119516818451313220024380.2680.3640.4110.77510369720132D/3H
200938NYYAL11143838355109250228110481010.2850.3630.5220.8851252001320542H/D3
201039NYYAL120451383499523118573159990.2480.3570.4540.811115174670232DH/3
201140NYYAL115387344348114014440239760.2350.3150.3980.71490137172024DH3/42
17 Yrs1829715060929001664379102751065202193614530.2730.3740.4740.84812128881867414778
162 Game Avg.16263354080147341249422831290.2730.3740.4740.848121256167047

Postseason batting

YearAgeTmLgSeriesOppRsltGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBBWPAcWPA
199524NYYALALDSSEAL100100000000000000.00%
199726NYYALALDSCLEL22200000000010000000000-0.17-4.00%
199827NYYALALDSTEXW132100000001200.33300.333000000-0.03-0.30%
199827NYYALALCSCLEW5151112001201420.1820.40.4550.855510000-0.24-4.10%
199827NYYALWSSDPW311923001200220.3330.4550.6671.121610000-0.06-1.20%
199928NYYALALDSTEXW14401100000000.250.250.50.75200000-0.08-0.70%
199928NYYALALCSBOSW3111011001200120.10.1820.40.582400000-0.14-2.10%
199928NYYALWSATLW28802100100030.250.250.3750.625310000-0.2-6.60%
200029NYYALALDSOAKW5201724200100350.2350.350.3530.703600001-0.19-2.30%
200029NYYALALCSSEAW6251923100301550.1580.360.2110.571401001-0.010.00%
200029NYYALWSNYMW5231824100100540.2220.3910.2780.669510003-0.18-5.50%
200130NYYALALDSOAKW5201838101210220.4440.50.6671.1671210000-0.030.00%
200130NYYALALCSSEAW5201443100000670.2140.450.2860.7364000010.040.90%
200130NYYALWSARIL7262324101100380.1740.2690.3480.617820000-0.36-23.40%
200231NYYALALDSANAL4181724001300030.2350.2220.4120.634710010-0.28-2.90%
200332NYYALALDSMINW4171713100000060.1760.1760.2350.412400000-0.24-2.70%
200332NYYALALCSBOSW7302758401600340.2960.3670.5560.92215100000.3110.60%
200332NYYALWSFLAL6241903100111570.1580.3330.2110.544400000-0.09-1.90%
200433NYYALALDSMINW4181824000000060.2220.2220.2220.444410000-0.62-6.10%
200433NYYALALCSBOSL7362747100200710.2590.4170.2960.713811012-0.26-5.40%
200534NYYALALDSLAAL5191333101200620.2310.4740.5381.0127000000.141.90%
200635NYYALALDSDETL4161427101200220.50.5630.7861.34811000000.030.20%
200736NYYALALDSCLEL4171512100000230.1330.2350.20.435320000-0.39-3.50%
200938NYYALALDSMINW3111114001200020.3640.3640.63617000000.181.00%
200938NYYALALCSLAAW6252034101110550.20.360.40.768200000.08-0.10%
200938NYYALWSPHIW6221915100500270.2630.3180.3160.6346000110.113.50%
201039NYYALALDSMINW3121123000200140.2730.3330.2730.6063000000.151.20%
201039NYYALALCSTEXL6201915200100180.2630.30.3680.668700000-0.09-2.20%
201140NYYALALDSDETL5191446010000460.4290.5790.5711.158010000.273.00%
15 Yrs (29 Series)12549241653103231114233701090.2480.3580.3870.745161153039-2.33-52.60%
15 ALDS511961732549815141021440.2830.3620.4280.797451011-1.25-15.20%
8 ALCS4518214721331004171232340.2240.3680.3740.7425552014-0.31-2.30%
6 WS2911496721502111117310.2190.3330.3330.6673250014-0.78-35.00%

Career graph

Hall of FameAll-Star GameMVP (rank, share)Silver Sluggers
2017 BBWAA ( 3.8%)2000 *2001 *2002 (C)2003 (C)2007 *2003 AL (3, 49%)2007 AL (6, 28%)0.78 Career Shares (342nd)2000 AL (C)2001 AL (C)2002 AL (C)2003 AL (C)2007 AL (C)All multiple winners
Wins Above ReplacementWAR Position PlayersOffensive WARBatting Average
2003 AL 5.9 (10th)2003 AL 5.9 (5th)2003 AL 6.1 (5th)2007 AL 6.6 (3rd)Career 48.6 (197th)2007 AL .338 (4th)
On-Base%Slugging %On-Base Plus SluggingDoubles
2000 AL .417 (8th)2003 AL .405 (5th)2004 AL .400 (4th)2007 AL .426 (3rd)Career .374 (240th)2007 AL .543 (8th)2003 AL .922 (10th)2007 AL .970 (6th)Career .848 (195th)2002 AL 40 (7th)2007 AL 42 (8th)Career 379 (242nd)
Bases on BallsStrikeoutsAdjusted OPS+Runs Created
2000 AL 107 (6th)2003 AL 93 (6th)2004 AL 88 (3rd)Career 936 (162nd)2000 AL 151 (4th)2001 AL 132 (9th)2002 AL 143 (4th)Career 1,453 (85th)2003 AL 144 (8th)2007 AL 153 (5th)2007 AL 117 (9th)
Adj. Batting RunsAdj. Batting WinsOffensive Win %Intentional Bases on Balls
2000 AL 35 (10th)2003 AL 35 (9th)2007 AL 43 (5th)2000 AL 3.2 (10th)2003 AL 3.3 (9th)2007 AL 4.0 (5th)2003 AL .679 (10th)2007 AL .733 (5th)2000 AL 10 (9th)2001 AL 10 (8th)2002 AL 9 (10th)Career 78 (231st)
Double Plays Grounded IntoAB per HRBase-Out Runs Added (RE24)Win Probability Added (WPA)
2002 AL 23 (1st)2004 AL 24 (1st)Career 186 (152nd)2003 AL 16.0 (9th)Career 22.2 (250th)2003 AL 40.41 (5th)2007 AL 34.90 (7th)2003 AL 3.0 (9th)
Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)Championship WPA (cWPA)Base-Out Wins Added (REW)Def. Games as C
2003 AL 3.1 (10th)2007 AL 3.2 (7th)2000 AL 2.8 (9th)2001 AL 2.0 (8th)2007 AL 2.3 (5th)2003 AL 3.8 (5th)2007 AL 3.2 (7th)2000 AL 142 (2nd)2001 AL 131 (3rd)2002 AL 138 (1st)2003 AL 137 (2nd)2004 AL 134 (1st)2005 AL 133 (4th)2006 AL 134 (4th)2007 AL 138 (1st)Career 1,574 (28th)
Putouts as CAssists as CErrors Committed as CDouble Plays Turned as C
2000 AL 892 (2nd)2001 AL 996 (1st)2002 AL 965 (1st)2003 AL 933 (1st)2004 AL 835 (4th)2007 AL 799 (5th)Career 10,016 (16th)2000 AL 56 (3rd)2001 AL 52 (3rd)2002 AL 66 (2nd)2003 AL 75 (1st)2004 AL 53 (3rd)2005 AL 76 (1st)2006 AL 68 (2nd)2007 AL 54 (4th)2000 AL 7 (5th)2001 AL 11 (1st)2002 AL 12 (1st)2004 AL 9 (2nd)2006 AL 9 (3rd)2009 AL 7 (5th)2010 AL 8 (3rd)2001 AL 11 (3rd)2004 AL 13 (1st)2005 AL 6 (2nd)2006 AL 7 (3rd)Career 81 (94th)
Passed BallsStolen Bases Allowed as CCaught Stealing as CCaught Stealing %
1999 AL 17 (2nd)2000 AL 11 (3rd)2001 AL 18 (1st)2003 AL 13 (2nd)2004 AL 9 (4th)2005 AL 8 (2nd)2006 AL 13 (1st)2007 AL 13 (2nd)2009 AL 8 (5th)2010 AL 8 (2nd)Career 142 (73rd)1999 AL 75 (5th)2000 AL 70 (5th)2001 AL 94 (4th)2002 AL 76 (3rd)2003 AL 72 (2nd)2004 AL 67 (4th)2005 AL 90 (3rd)2006 AL 64 (5th)2007 AL 102 (1st)2009 AL 80 (4th)2010 AL 72 (4th)Career 984 (33rd)2000 AL 34 (3rd)2001 AL 37 (3rd)2002 AL 31 (4th)2003 AL 28 (5th)2004 AL 25 (5th)2005 AL 39 (1st)2006 AL 38 (2nd)2007 AL 32 (4th)2009 AL 31 (2nd)1998 AL 40.0 (3rd)
Total Zone Runs as C (s.1953)Range Factor/9Inn as CRange Factor/Game as CFielding % as C
1998 AL 7 (2nd)2006 AL 4 (4th)1999 AL 7.63 (4th)2001 AL 8.48 (2nd)2002 AL 7.79 (2nd)2003 AL 7.79 (1st)2009 AL 7.98 (3rd)2010 AL 7.75 (5th)Career 7.49 (66th)1999 AL 6.89 (5th)2000 AL 6.68 (4th)2001 AL 8.00 (1st)2002 AL 7.47 (2nd)2003 AL 7.36 (1st)2010 AL 7.04 (3rd)Career 6.81 (68th)1998 AL .994 (3rd)2000 AL .993 (4th)2003 AL .994 (4th)2005 AL .996 (2nd)2007 AL .994 (5th)Career .992 (75th)
Oldest
2010 AL born 1970-08-17 (6th)2011 AL born 1970-08-17 (5th)

Sources: Baseball-Reference, SABR

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