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Jorge Posada retired after 17 years

Janelle Vreeland

Jorge Posada

Jorge Posada ends career as a Yankee

Catcher Jorge Posada retired Tuesday after 17 seasons with the Yankees.

The Washington Post reports that Posada finished with a .273 career batting average, 275 home runs and 1,065 RBIs. Posada, filled with emotion, quoted Joe DiMaggio at the televised announcement, saying, “I want to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.”

“I could never wear another uniform,” Posada continued. “I will forever be a Yankee.”

“Hopefully you won’t miss me that much,” Posada said after thanking his teammates.

Posada said he decided to retire last season.

Read more about Jorge Posada’s retirement here.

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