BRONX, N.Y. — On this date in 2015, the New York Yankees celebrated Jorge Posada Day at Yankee Stadium. The longtime Yankee catcher had his No. 20 retired in Monument Park. The organization honored him with a plaque as well.
Posada played parts of 17 seasons in pinstripes. During that time Posada was part of five World Series title teams, a five-time American League All-Star, and a five-time silver slugger recipient. The Yankee backstop finished third in AL MVP voting in 2003 and seventh in 2007. He was also quite a durable workhorse behind the plate, leading the AL in games caught three times and in the top four eight times.
According to Baseball-Reference, Posada ranks No. 10 in franchise history with an offensive WAR + of 48.6. His 1,829 games played rank eighth in club history. Posada’s 379 doubles and 936 walks rank seventh in team history. Plus, his 275 home runs rate eighth in franchise history.
Posada was a cornerstone player of a dynasty and even nearly a decade after his last game in 2011, one could arge the Yankees are still looking for his all around consistency at the catching position.