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  Baseball Toaster: Bronx Banter
Jorge Posada 3 for 7, 2B, HR, RBI, 4 R, 2 BB Johnny Damon 4 for 12, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, HBP, SB Jason Giambi 1 for 5, Grand Slam, 2 R, BB, HBP, 3 K
Yeah, I believe that Posada is the third-best catcher in Yankee history (behind Yogi and Bill Dickey), but I think he needs to have another two or three very good seasons in order to be worthy of the Hall of Fame.
He was missing Jorge Posada's target by several feet and needed some big plays in the field to escape some serious damage early on.
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  Jorge Posada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a switch-hitting catcher and 4-time All Star who plays for the New York Yankees.
Posada, along with his wife and their two children, appeared on an episode of the ABC series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that aired on May 14, 2006.
Posada established the Jorge Posada Foundation to help find a cure for the disease and support families with children affected by the condition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jorge_Posada   (797 words)

 JockBio: Jorge Posada Biography
Jorge Rafael Posada was born on August 17, 1971, in Santruce, Puerto Rico.
Jorge was back in Columbus to start 1996, and watched as Jeter and Pettitte made their marks in the majors.
Jorge was one of the reasons for the team’s September swoon.
www.jockbio.com /Bios/Posada/Posada_bio.html   (6291 words)

 Jorge Posada : Yankees Jorge Posada Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Jorge Posada is a switch-hitting catcher for the New York Yankees.
Jorge Posada started a foundation called the Jorge Posada foundation, this foundation was created by Jorge Posada and the New York Yankees to help cure Craniosynostis.
Posada in his nine years of professional career with the Yankees has batted.270 with 135 homeruns, 526 RBI, 449 runs, 181 doubles, five triples, and nine stolen bases in 866 games.
www.mlb-teams.com /players/yankees_player/j_posada.php   (461 words)

 Posada caps Yankees' big comeback - Boston.com
Jorge Posada had just been barreled over at home plate by a 220-pound opponent running full speed.
Posada hit a game-winning, two-run homer with two outs in the ninth after withstanding a violent collision, and Derek Jeter helped drive New York to a 14-13 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday -- matching the biggest comeback in Yankees history.
Posada went to his knees for Jeter's two-hop relay throw and was knocked backward by the 6-foot-3 Teixeira, who lowered his shoulder and delivered a heavy blow.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2006/05/17/posada_caps_yankees_big_comeback/?page=2   (858 words)

 JockBio: Jorge Posada Facts
Jorge shares the single-season record for most unassisted double plays by a catcher with two (in 2000).
Jorge has homered from both sides of the plate four times, in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002.
Jorge and Laura are the co-creators of The Jorge Posada Foundation.
www.jockbio.com /Bios/Posada/Posada_numbers.html   (306 words)

 The Ballad of Jorge Posada - May 18, 2006 - The New York Sun
This is in dramatic contrast to last year, when Posada's early-season struggles prompted a great deal of nervous chatter about how it is the fate of all catchers to suddenly and irrevocably decline in their early 30s.
Posada endured the same skepticism, but he never got the break Jeter did.Torre and his consigliore Don Zimmer were heavily, publicly invested in Joe Girardi, the glove-only catcher they brought in over popular, hard-hitting backstop Mike Stanley.
Though Posada could not rival them on batting average in their prime, his combination of patience and power made him a potent hitter even when his batting average was only.270 or.280.
www.nysun.com /article/32953   (653 words)

 Jorge Posada Quotes by Baseball Almanac
When Jorge Posada made the quote about diapers the New York Post editor checked with his wife to see if it was in fact true.
When Jorge Posada was twelve years old his father had a truck dump of dirt dropped in front of their house in Santurce, Puerto Rico.
His father gave Posada a wheelbarrow and told him to move the entire load to the back yard, where he was to even out the house, which stood on uneven ground.
www.baseball-almanac.com /quotes/jorge_posada_quotes.shtml   (1456 words)

 New York Yankees Stars : Jorge Posada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Posada has proved himself not only as a solid and valuable successor of the outstanding veterans but also one of the leagues’ prospective most valuable players and indeed the best catcher in the professional sport of baseball.
Of lately, Posada has become in the Yankee lineup, catching 130 or more games in each of the past four years, hitting.278/.389/.497 and averaging 25 HR and 95 in that span.
Probably one factor that helped Posada to play better was the improved health of his son, Jorge Posada IV who suffers from Craniosynostis.
www.yankeestars.com /jorgePosada.php   (575 words)

 Jorge Posada
In previous seasons, when Posada was one of one or two productive backstops in the league, he represented a huge advantage, as if the Yankees got to play two first basemen to their opponents' one.
Jorge Posada is a great ballplayer, a switch hitter who actually should be one, hitting for power and average and showing good plate discipline.
Posada tired a bit in September and is not a big guy, so playing him in 151 games again would be a mistake.
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 RotoChamps.com : Jorge Posada
Including Jorge Posada as part of a trade for Randy Johnson or Tim Hudson was discussed in the Yankees organizational meetings, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Jorge Posada left today's game in the bottom of the third inning with an apparent foot injury.
Jorge Posada will be limited to being the designated hitter for a few days because of a sore shoulder.
www.rotochamps.com /mlb-1266-Jorge-Posada.html   (511 words)

 SI.com - MLB - Donovan: Posada's patience pays off - Wednesday October 22, 2003 4:47AM
MIAMI -- Jorge Posada has played in all three games of this World Series, been up to the plate 12 times, has seen just about every kind of pitch that the Marlins can throw at him -- and he has a.000 batting average to show for it.
But Posada fouled off another pitch, took one low to even the count, and then laid off a fastball he thought was high and away, and home plate umpire Gary Darling agreed.
Posada is still looking for his first hit, but he has worked his way on base with five walks in the three games, more than any player on either team.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2003/baseball/mlb/specials/postseason/2003/10/22/closer.look.game3   (667 words)

 Jorge Posada - New York Yankees Fan Page
Jorge is a very consistent player, hitting over 20 home runs with over 85 RBI in each of the last three years.
Jorge was called up to the majors in 1995 and came into his own a couple seasons later, splitting catching duties for a time with Joe Girardi, before Girardi signed with the Chicago Cubs after the 1999 season.
Jorge quickly blossomed with full-time catching chores, cracking 35 doubles and 28 home runs with a career-high 92 runs in 2000.
www.geocities.com /catcherjorgeposada   (153 words)

 New York Yankees : News : New York Yankees News
Posada experienced no problems with his vision, and he should be able to work out while he misses the next handful of games.
Posada was playing catch with Kelly Stinnett when the ball struck him on his nose and the top of his left eye.
Posada was apparently distracted by another ball when Stinnett's throw hit him, resulting in a bloody nose.
newyork.yankees.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060322&content_id=1359554&vkey=spt2006news&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy   (364 words)

 Encyclopedia of Baseball Catchers - Jorge Posada
Jorge Posada established himself as the Yankees' first-string catcher in 1998.
Posada has power from both sides of the plate but makes far better contact as a righthander, which is why he hit 129 points higher from that side.
Posada has shown the all-around talent to merit an increase in his catching workload.
members.tripod.com /bb_catchers/catchers/posada.htm   (407 words)

 New York Yankees, Carl Pavano, Gary Sheffield, Jorge Posada, Major League Baseball - CBS SportsLine.com
NEW YORK -- Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has a torn hamstring tendon in his left knee and will be sidelined at least a few days.
Posada wasn't placed on the disabled list following his MRI exam that revealed the injury, but the club said Thursday that it planned to call up a catcher from the minor leagues on Friday.
Posada was not in the starting lineup Wednesday for New York's 8-6 victory over Boston because his hamstring was sore from the night before.
cbs.sportsline.com /mlb/story/9461567   (538 words)

 Amazon.ca: Play Ball!: Books: Jorge Posada,Robert Burleigh,Raul Colon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Although young Jorge is a good ballplayer, his father warns him that to be the best he must learn to be a switch-hitter.
Jorge loves the feel of the ball in his glove, the bat in his hand, and the game of baseball.
Based on the childhood of New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, this is the story of a boy from Puerto Rico who worked hard to be his best and didn't stop until he was a champion.
www.amazon.ca /Play-Ball-Jorge-Posada/dp/1416906878   (500 words)

 Is Jorge Posada The "X" Factor Of A Successful 2000 Season? - NYYFans.com Yankees Message Board
Posada, entering his fourth full season in the majors, is finally the guy behind the plate in the Bronx.
The extra at-bats Posada will get should benefit the Yankees, as he is much more of an offensive threat than the light-hitting Girardi.
Posada will thrive in 2000, as he will enjoy not having to look over his shoulder when he has an 0-4 game.
forums.nyyfans.com /showthread.php?t=181   (826 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Jorge Posada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta [HOR-hay po-SA-da] born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico is a switch-hitting catcher and 4-time All Star who plays for the New York Yankees.
Posada has also been a member of three World Series championship teams (1998, 1999, 2000) and five American League championship teams (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003).
Posada has been a 4-time All-Star (2001, 2001, 2002, 2003) and a four time winner of the Silver Slugger Award in those same years.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/jorge_posada   (661 words)

 Jorge Posada : MLB Legends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
While he didn’t receive a lot of attention from baseball fans, Jorge Posada put together his finest offensive season for the Yankees.
Posada’s first full-time season came at 26 years old, so he’s a bit behind statistically.
Cooperstown is always looking for great catchers, so as long as his body holds up, Posada has a good chance to make it.
www.mlb-legends.com /hitters/jorgePosada.php   (168 words)

 Jorge Posada | The BASEBALL Page
After a slow start early in his career when he found himself caddying for veteran catchers who were known for their defense, Jorge Posada developed into one of the most popular backstops in Yankee history.
A switch-hitter, Posada was adept at pulling the ball into the short corner in Yankee Stadium from the left side of the plate.
Jorge is the nephew of former outfielder Leo Posada, who played for the A's in the 1960s, and was once traded for Bill Kunkel, a Yankee pitcher who went on to a long career as a major league umpire.
www.thebaseballpage.com /players/posadjo01.php   (793 words)

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Jorge Posada continued to show his versatility on both the offensive and defensive sides of home plate as he batted.296 in the 2003 ALCS including th...
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 Jorge Posada | BaseballLibrary.com
The Yankees had to wait three years for Jorge Posada to realize his potential.
Over his first three seasons, Posada hit well only in streaks, suffered stretches in which he couldn't hold onto pitches that hit the center of his glove (in May 1999 he had nine passed balls, more than any team except the Boston Red Sox) and battled confidence problems.
When Posada was named the club's primary backstop, Yankee coaches had no concerns about his hitting skills, but they worried about how he would handle the pitching staff.
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 Jorge Posada Bio - Jorge Posada Biography - Jorge Posada Stories
Jorge Posada was born on August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico.
Posada has been a member of three World Series championship teams and five American League championship teams.
Jorge has been a 4-time All-Star and a four time winner of the Silver Slugger Award.
www.tv.com /jorge-posada/person/228981/biography.html   (158 words)

 Crooks and Liars » The Jorge Posada Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Jorge Posada plays catcher for the NY Yankees and has his
Posada’s son is afflicted with this condition and has had to undergo five major surgeries to correct the condition."
: (reg req) July 16, 2003 "Jorge Posada IV created a cute and memorable scene before last year’s All-Star Game as he jogged onto the field ahead of his father when the starting lineups were announced.
www.crooksandliars.com /posts/2006/06/10/the-jorge-posada-foundation   (190 words)

 Jorge Posada
The Posada family appreciates the loyalty of all their fans and has created this website as a way of thanking the fans for all of their support.
Just seven year ago, Laura Posada's life seemed perfect- the stunning boricua lawyer married the man of her dreams, New York Yankees all-star catcher Jorge Posada, and started a new life on the mainland.
There were days Jorge Posada would show up for his draining job as a catcher already exhausted.
www.jorgeposada.com   (243 words)

 WasWatching.com: Jorge Posada
Basically, Posada was the Yankees catcher about 60% of the time in 1998.
I'm pretty sure Posada has been part of several trades over the past three years, and unuckily for us, they have never panned out.
Oh, just for the record, Posada was in the original package deal to LA which would have sent LaDuca to the Yanks.
www.waswatching.com /archives/2005/06/jorge_posada.html   (1430 words)

 Jorge Posada News
Jorge Posada news continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Yes, there would be baseball, but underscoring the gravity of the moment, President Bush, wearing a bullet proof vest became the first President ever to throw out a pitch at a World Series game.
The only Yankees catcher on their current 40-man roster is Jorge Posada.
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