Jorge to hang 'em up Tuesday

January, 23, 2012
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Jorge Posada will officially announce his retirement at a Yankee Stadium news conference on Tuesday morning. Word leaked out a couple of weeks ago that Posada, 40, would retire after 17 seasons, all spent with the Yankees, and at Saturday night's annual awards dinner of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, a video of Posada thanking the fans for their support and the media for their coverage of him was played in the ballroom.

Although Posada struggled through a 2011 season in which he hit .235 with 14 HRs and 44 RBI, finishes his career with a .273 batting average, 275 HRs and 1065 RBI, numbers which are certainly worthy of consideration for Cooperstown.

Which leads us to today's question: If you had a Hall of Fame vote, does Posada get it?
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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