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Jorge Posada and the New York Yankees’ Hall Of Fame Backstops

New York Yankees have had two Hall of Fame catchers. 

Bill Dickey played during the 1930s and early 1940s. Yogi Berra replaced Dickey and played from the late 1940s until the early 1960s. 

How does Jorge Posada compare to Dickey and Yogi?

Jorge Posada had the best season of his career in 2007. He batted a robust .338, hit 20 home runs, slugged .543, batted in 90 runs, and produced a Mickey Mantle-like .426 on base average.

Prior to 2007, Jorge’s best season was 2000, when he hit .287, with 28 home runs, had a .417 on base average, batted in 86 runs, and slugged .527.

Dickey Was the Best Defensively

It is difficult to compare catchers’ defense statistically.

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