A Birthday Present A Lo Yankee: Jorge Posada’s No. 20 Is Retired

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Puerto Rican baseball player Jorge Posada, who celebrated his 44th birthday on August 17, received a great birthday present when the Yankees retired number 20 from the squad, where Posada spent 17 MLB seasons.

Also present at the ceremony were Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter, former Yankees players and part of the historic Core Four that made their MLB debut alongside Posada in 1995.

Posada retired in 2011 after being named designated hitter that season. The New York Yankees catcher had a special ability at bat, better than most in his position. Posada retired after 17 seasons with a .273 batting average, 275 home runs, and 1,065 RBIs. He was also a five-time All-Star and won four World Series championships.  

The well-deserved honor finally comes to a man that now spends most his time with his family and working with the Jorge Posada Foundation, dedicated to fund research for craniosynostosis, a condition that has affected his son (now 15) from the moment he was born.