Happy Birthday Jorge Posada!!!
Jorge Posada turns 43 years old today.
I have always had a lot of respect for catchers. I feel that their role is the most critical one on the team due to their handling of the entire pitching staff. A good, strong catcher is able to communicate well, be a team leader, and must be trusted by each and every member of the pitching staff. Jorge Posada is the perfect example of this.
Posada led the New York Yankees to 5 championship titles during his reign as their #1 catcher. What is most impressive about this run of excellence is that the Yankees change players, and specifically pitchers, quite often. Posada had the skills as a leader to be able to handle new pitchers added to the team while still keeping them as competitive and dominant as they need to be without skipping a beat.
Jorge Posada had a fantastic career and will go down as one of the best catchers from his generation.
Happy Birthday Mr. Posada!!!