Yankees honor retiring Mariano Rivera in pre-game ceremony

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Retiring relief pitcher Mariano Rivera was honored by the New York Yankees in a ceremony Sunday prior to his final appearance at Yankee Stadium.

Posada says goodbye, Yanks ink Martin

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada announced his retirement Tuesday, and hours later the team announced a deal for his replacement, Russell Martin.

Posada, Yanks to make retirement official

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Catcher Jorge Posada will make his retirement official at a news conference Tuesday in New York, the Yankees said.
Reports: Yankees' Posada to retire

Reports: Yankees' Posada to retire

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has said he will retire from baseball rather than try to play for another team, multiple reports indicated Sunday.
MLB: N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 2 (1st game)

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 2 (1st game)

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A.J. Burnett tossed 7 2/3 effective innings Sunday and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 in the first game of a key doubleheader.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 2 (2nd gm)

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Jorge Posada's two-run single broke an eighth-inning tie Wednesday and boosted the New York Yankees to the AL East title with a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Baltimore 3

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Francisco Cervelli and Brett Gardner hit back-to-back seventh-inning home runs Tuesday and the New York Yankees beat Baltimore 5-3.

MLB: New York Yankees 9, Tampa Bay 2

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Jorge Posada belted a grand slam and drove in two more runs Saturday, powering the New York Yankees' 9-2 rout of Tampa Bay.

MLB: New York Yankees 9, Cleveland 2

CLEVELAND, July 5 (UPI) -- Curtis Granderson smacked a pair of homers and CC Sabathia won his 12th game Tuesday in the New York Yankees' 9-2 win over Cleveland.

MLB: New York Yankees 6, Colorado 4

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Nick Swisher and Jorge Posada hit back-to-back homers to forge a tie Sunday and the New York Yankees went on to post a 6-4 win over Colorado.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Toronto 4

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Jorge Posada's clutch pinch-hit double keyed a ninth-inning New York comeback Tuesday that rallied the Yankees to a 5-4 victory over Toronto.

Posada, Yanks' GM disagree on lineup move

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- New York Yankees designated hitter Jorge Posada became embroiled in a bizarre controversy with the team this weekend after pulling himself out of the lineup.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Toronto 2

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Curtis Granderson pounded a three-run, go-ahead homer Sunday, propelling the New York Yankees to a 5-2 victory over Toronto.

MLB: New York Yankees 15, Baltimore 3

BALTIMORE, April 23 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez drove in six runs, including a grand slam, and Russell Martin homered twice Saturday in the New York Yankees' 15-3 rout of Baltimore.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 5 (10 inn.)

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- Nick Swisher's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning drove in the game-winning run Thursday and the New York Yankees rallied for a 6-5 victory over Baltimore.
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Jorge Posada
New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada connects for a double hitting in Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez during the ninth inning of game 4 of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia on November 1, 2009. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Jorge Posada (born August 17, 1971) is a Major League Baseball player with the New York Yankees, the only Major League team he has played for. He served as the Yankees primary catcher for most of his career, though following off-season knee surgery, he was moved to designated hitter for the 2011 season. He is a switch hitter, and has been on five All-Star teams over his 16-year career.

He is the only Major League catcher to ever have hit .330 or better with 40 doubles, 20 home runs, and 90 RBIs in a single season. Posada and Yogi Berra are the only Yankees catchers to hit 30 home runs in a season. Since 2000, Posada has had more runs batted in, home runs, and hits than any other catcher in baseball. Posada is one of the "Core Four" Yankees.

Posada was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico to a Cuban father and a Dominican mother, and attended the Alejandrino High School in San Juan, where he participated in basketball, volleyball, track, and baseball. As a baseball player in high school, he was named an All-Star player at shortstop in the 1988-89 season.

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