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Jorge Posada To Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch At Yankees’ Home Opener

(credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

(credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) - Before the Bronx Bombers take the field for their 110th home opener in franchise history on Friday, the recently retired Jorge Posada will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium.

Posada, a five-time All Star and five-time World Series Champion, will be the 11th former Yankee to receive such an honor on Opening Day.

The iconic Yankees catcher played in the Bronx from 1995 until 2011, when he announced his retirement after the season. Posada batted .273 and belted 275 home runs in his 16-year tenure with New York.

First pitch on Friday is slated for 1:05 p.m against slugger Albert Pujols and the Angels.

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