Whether it was retirement or just moving on with another team, Posada's departure from New York meant the "Core Four" would be down to two following the additional retirement of pitcher Andy Pettitte at the start of 2011. However, rather than sullying his 17 year pinstripe career, Posada has instead decided to hang them up.
The announcement is expected to be made official sometime over the next two weeks, as Posada is waiting for what he feels is the right time.
In his 17 seasons with the Bronx Bombers, Posada found himself in the top 10 in Yankees history in several categories including games played (1,829 – 8th), doubles (379 – 7th), home runs (275 – 8th) and extra-base hits (664 – 9th).
He'll also finish his career with 1,664 hits, 900 runs scores, 1,065 RBI, 936 walks and a .273 batting average.
The only question that remains is: Does Posada make the Hall of Fame?
Yankees 101 would like to thank Posada for his contributions to the Yankees over the last 17 years. He will certainly be missed.
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