5 Best Jorge Posada Yankee Moments: From 2003 ALCS Double To First Home Run


On Saturday, Aug. 22, the New York Yankees will honor a key member of the core four, catcher Jorge Posada.

Drafted by the Yankees in 1990, Posada made his major league debut in 1995 and kicked off a career that would last until 2011. A five-time all-star, a five-time Silver Slugger winner and a four-time world champion, Posada was an important piece of the Yankees’ dynasty. Here are Posada’s five biggest moments as a Yankee.

5. The New Yankee Stadium’s First Home Run

On April 16, 2009, Jorge Posada hit the first home run in the brand new Yankee Stadium.

4. 2009 ALDS Game 3: Go-Ahead Home Run

What made Jorge Posada’s go-ahead home run against the Twins even better, was the fact that he hit the home run off of Carl Pavano.

Home run starts at 8:45

3. David Wells’ Perfect Game

While Jorge Posada didn’t actually throw the perfect game, he was the man who called the game and was behind the plate for the legendary day.

2. 2011: Pinch-Hit Single Clinches AL East Title

On Sept. 21, 2011, Jorge Posada came off the bench to give the Yankees a game-winning pinch-hit single that would score two runs. The Yankees beat the Rays 4-2 that night.

1. 2003 ALCS, Game 7: Posada’s Double Ties The Game

Trailing 5-2 in the bottom of the eighth during game seven of the 2003 ALCS, the Yankees rallied to score three runs in the inning which was capped off by Posada’s two-run double. We all know what happened later in the game.

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