Will Yoder
Wednesday April 11th, 2012

Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Friday in Yankee Stadium, according to a tweet from the team’s official Twitter account.

[tweet https://twitter.com/Yankees/status/190154752942800897 align='center']

Posada retired from baseball at the end of last season with a heartfelt goodbye to the organization who he thanked God for being a part of. He had spent 17 years with the Yankees, the entirety of his MLB career. During his time in the league he was a five-time All-Star, four-time World Series champion, and five-time Silver Slugger Award winner. Last season he hit .235, had 14 homeruns and 44 RBI’s serving mostly as a designated hitter. He has a career average of .273 with 275 homeruns and 1065 RBIs.

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