Jorge Posada To Announce Retirement From Yankees Tuesday

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Bombers fans knew this day was coming.

After 17 seasons with the Yankees, Jorge Posada will officially announce his retirement during a Tuesday morning press conference, the team said Monday.

WFAN’s Sweeny Murti was first to report Posada’s decision to walk away from baseball earlier this month. The presser is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Posada’s final year in pinstripes was also his most trying.

He lost his job as the Yankees’ starting catcher to Russell Martin before the season began. And who could forget the messy May incident when manager Joe Girardi dropped Posada, the then-full-time DH, to ninth in the batting order. Posada asked out of the lineup and started such a firestorm that he ended up apologizing the next day.

Girardi eventually took away Posada’s full-time DH job, using him mostly against right-handers.

But Posada had a fitting resurgence. He was in the lineup for all five ALDS games (.429), and provided the big hit in the team’s AL East clincher.

“I gave it all on the field,” a teary-eyed Posada said after the Yankees’ playoff ouster. He finished 2011 batting .235 with 14 homers and 44 RBIs.

The 40-year-old ends his career with a .273 batting average, 275 homers, 1,065 RBIs and five World Series titles — all with the Yankees.

What’s your all-time favorite Posada moment? Be heard in the comments below…

  • Ann Charbonneau- Brannon

    Good luck and keep your head high. Now you have time to do things you want to do and spend time with your family. Thanks for all the memories.

    • Just noticing

      Ann, you have a long name.

  • Da Truth

    He seems like an unpleasant fellow.

  • FreeAgentSignee

    Congratulations to Posada on retiring! Glad to see he’s leaving a Yankee!

  • pat denard

    I have been a fan of yours and the Yankes for many years. I know at some point the four core will be gone forever but I never will forget you or the others. As for your talent and all the good you gave the Yankees the organization should be damn proud of you. I know I am and a million like me! God bless you and you family; keep us posted Jorge!

    • steve cignarella

      i agree with 100% he will be missed not only as a player a insperation in the dugout and the team as a whole

  • Joan & Don Scotia NY

    how sad we have to say so long..your are one of the greatest Yankees
    we have watched play…know how much we all appreciate you and
    our blessings go with you and your family. Keep us informed on what
    you will be doing next

  • Greta.yankee fan

    Cowards don’t block plates, you idiot. You are probably a Red SOx fan and obviously don’t know good baseball players anyhow. Posada is great yankee, a gentlemen and will always be one of the best catchers in baseball Give credit where credit is due..

  • Kathryn Johnston

    40 is NOT old if you’re not playing baseball. Good luck Jorgie and keep your head up high….You are Great!.

  • sandy medina

    yes he will always be considered a great Yankee no one can take that away from him,it has been my privilege to have been able to watch his entire career,and i’ll be watching as he says goodbye tomorrow with a heavy heart
    all you haters like BklnHeb shut the heck up and look at his career,hes up there with some of the greatest catchers ever,you can’t dispute those numbers ,yu’ll just keep looking stupid:)
    Jorge thank you so much for being a true Yankee and giving your all,i wish you the best of luck in any venture you choose to pursue.We will all have our memories,thank you!!

  • Jeff Pescia

    For what its worth, I think you were great, behind the plate and in the batters box. You knew how to handle the pitchers and what to call for. You were a super role model for the young kids growing up.
    The good Lord gave you a talent and you used it wisely. Best of luck and my prayers will be with you and your family… and of course the Yankees.
    P.S. As for the idiotic comment above, it sounds like it came from a Red Sox fan.

  • A true fan.

    As a Fan.I guess, were all so perfect. People forget many things mostly the good. So with so many perfect fans, fair job.Mr Posada.. We the real fans will forever miss you and your hard work and a great catcher, maybe not perfect like so many of us but also a great person. We will miss you. Thank you.

  • BklynHeb

    you were always a coward blocking the plate Posada.You will never be remember as a great Yankees just average

  • anthony castronovo

    Jorge Posada will always be considered a great Yankee and a class act.
    Thanks for all the memories and good luck.

  • pugphan

    God bless and good luck jeorge…we will always luv ya. smokersodysseycom

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