Months after most baseball fans assumed he would retire, and weeks after it was informally announced that he would retire, Jorge Posada actually said the words, “I’m going to retire.”
After 17 seasons with the New York Yankees, Jorge Posada announced his retirement. “My knees are shot,” the 40-year-old said, “and, as you’ve noticed, I didn’t play well this past season.”
Posada began the press conference by reading from a prepared statement, calling his experience
at Mastercard as a Yankee “priceless.”
The now-former catcher’s passion will be missed. That’s the same passion that was behind a clubhouse fistfight with Orlando Hernandez (El Duque) and difficulties working with David Cone, Randy Johnson, Andy Pettitte, and many other pitchers.
When asked if he thought he’d make into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Posada shrugged and said, “I dunno… probably not.”
And the future for Posada? He announced at the close of his speech, “hip-hop Jorge!”
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