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Yankees’ baseball player Jose Posada has excelled as a catcher and occasionally plays first base. He contributed to several Yankees' World Series wins.
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Athlete, professional baseball player. Born on August 8, 1971, in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Posada played a number of sports as a teen, including basketball and volleyball. While attending Colegio Alejandrino High School, he was named a baseball all-star for the 1988-1989 season.
After high school, Posada went to Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama. He continued his success on the field and was voted best hitter in 1990. Drafted by the New York Yankees in 1991, Posada started out in the minor leagues with Oneonta Yankees. He made his major league debut on September 4, 1995, but didn't to play many games for Yankees in his first few years. In 2000, he was made the starting catcher and had a fielding percentage of .993 for that season. In his years with the team, Posada has excelled as a catcher and occasionally plays first base. He contributed to the Yankees' World Series wins in 1998, 1999, and 2000. He was also selected to play in the All-Star Game four times, from 2000 to 2003. So far he has a career batting average of .270 and an average fielding percentage of .992.
Posada has won awards for his work on and off the field. In 2000, he received the Thurman Munson Award for his professional accomplishments and charity work. That same year, he and his wife, Laura, established the Jorge Posada Foundation, which helps children with craniosynostosis, a birth defect that affects skull growth. The Posadas started the foundation after their son, Jorge, Jr., was born with the disease. Their organization provides financial assistance for medical costs to children in need and for research. Married since 2000, Posada and his wife also have a daughter named Paulina.
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