JockBio Vital Stats
  • New York Yankees
• Catcher • #20
  • Height: 6' 2"
• Weight: 205 • Born: 8/17/71
  • Jorge says his most memorable game behind the plate was David Wells’s perfect game in 1998.
  • Jorge shares the single-season record for most unassisted double plays by a catcher with two (in 2000).
  • Jorge has homered from both sides of the plate four times, in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002.
  • Jorge prefers wearing the old-style catcher’s mask—even though he occasionally gets walloped by a careless hitter. In 2002, Cleveland’s Milton Bradley threw his bat, catching Jorge on the side of his head and opening a cut that required nine stitches.
  • Jorge earned his first Silver Slugger Award after the 2002 season.
  • In 2003, Jorge became the first Yankee catcher since Yogi Berra to hit 30 home runs. He also knocked in 100 runs for the first time in his career.
  • In 2007, Jorge became the second catcher in history to have two 40-double seasons. Ivan Rodriguez is the other one.
  • As of 2007, Jorge had homered in more ballparks than anyone in Yankees history.
  • Jorge filled in for Joe Torre as interim manager during a 2007 game and won.
  • Jorge’s trip to the DL in 2008 was the first of his career.
  • Before the last game at the old Yankee Stadium, Jorge caught the ceremonial first pitch from Julia Ruth, the babe’s last surviving daughter.
  • In 2009, Jorge hit the first home run at new Yankee Stadium and the last home run at the Metrodome.
  • From 2000 to 2009, no catcher had more homers than Jorge.
  • Jorge’s music of choice when he goes to the plate in Yankee Stadium is Houdini’s “Five Minutes of Funk.”
  • Jorge’s best friend on the Yankees is Derek Jeter. They live in the same Manhattan highrise, and often drive to the ballpark together.
  • Jorge lists four players he’d pay to watch play: Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Thurman Munson and Alex Rodriguez.
  • Jorge’s favorites movie is “Scarface” and his favorite TV series is “Friends.” Al Pacino is his favorite actor.
  • During pregame ceremonies at Yankee Stadium in April of 1999, Jorge caught the first pitch from salsa star Tito Puente.
  • Jorge and Laura are the co-creators of The Jorge Posada Foundation. Established to help support athletic programs for children in New York and Puerto Rico, the organization also assists groups that work with children who suffer from craniosynostosis.
  • In 2000, Jorge received Thurman Munson Award for his baseball accomplishments and philanthropic work in New York. The following year he was honored with the Milton Richman "You Gotta' Have Heart" Award by the New York Chapter of the BBWAA.
  • Jorge appeared on American Chopper in 2005 when the show built a bike to benefit his charity, the Jorge Posada Foundation for Craniosynostosis.
  • In 2007, Jorge Jr. had his healthiest year. This helped Jorge keep his mind on baseball all season long.
  • Jorge won the 2007 Giamatti Award for his work in the baseball community.
  • Jorge Cabernet went on sale in 2008 to raise funds for the Jorge Posada Foundation.



 

 

 

 


David Wells, 1998 Yankees Magazine

 


Yogi Berra, Jays photo

 


Roberto Clemente, 1964 Topps Coin



 

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