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Jorge Posada Stats, biography, photo: Jorge Posada "born August 17, 1971" is a Major League Baseball player with the New York Yankees, the only Major League team, he was traded against. He served as the primary catcher for the Yankees for most of his career, but after knee surgery off-season he was moved to designated hitter for the 2011 season.

It is a switch hitter, and was 5-Star teams during his 16-year career. Posada was drafted by the Yankees in the 24th round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft. He played second base in his first minor league season with Class A Oneonta Yankees before being switched to catcher.
jorge posada stats
Posada made his debut with the Yankees in 1995, playing in a game. Posada was called up late in the 1996 season, appearing in eight games, but was not added to the list of the playoffs. In 1997,Posada replaced Jim Leyritz as the backup catcher Joe Girardi and the heir and become the largest recipient of Andy Pettitte a.

Athlete, professional baseball player was born on August 8, 1971, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Posada has played a variety of sports as a teenager, admitting game of basketball and volleyball. While attending high school Alexandrian School, became a baseball All-Star for the season 1988-1989. Later, high school, Posada went to Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama. He was on his success in the field and was voted as the best hitter in 1990.

Prepared by the New York Yankees in 1991, Posada was started in the minor leagues with Oneonta Yankees. He made his major league debut September 4, 1995, but did not play many games for the Yankees in their first year. In 2000 he became the starting catcher and had a .993 fielding percentage this season. In his later years with the team, Posada has excelled as a receiver and sometimes plays first.

He helped the Yankees' World Series victories in 1998, 1999 and 2000. He was also selected to play in the All-Star Game four times from 2000 to 2003. So far, he has a career batting average of .270 and a .992 average percentage of Fielding. Posada has won awards for his work on and off the field. In 2000 he received the Thurman Munson for his academic achievements and charities.

That same year, he and his wife, Laura, established the Jorge Posada Foundation, which helps children with craniosynostosis, a birth defect that affects the growth of the skull. The Posadas started after the foundation of their son, Jorge Jr., was born with the disease. Their organization provides financial assistance for medical expenses for infants in need and for research. Married since 2000, Posada and his wife also have a daughter named Paulina.Jorge Posada New York Yankees Biography


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