Jorge Posada’s retirement announcement has stirred up a great deal of conversation.
Much of that conversation surrounds his potential candidacy for election into the Baseball Hall of Fame when he is eligible for consideration.
While he may not have reached the numbers that he’ll need to gain enough of the votes to be elected, no one can deny that Posada had a powerful presence as a Yankee.
He shares that presence with many other Yankees, both past and present. Some will become enshrined in the Hall of Fame one day, and some already have been inducted.
Some will never have the honor, but all should be remembered for their contributions and effects that they had on the Yankees dynasty.
One of the best ways to honor any athlete who deserves special recognition for talent, skills, determination and playing with heart is to permanently retire that athlete’s number.
Jorge Posada and other Yankee players deserve such an honor. Take a look at some Yankees who should have their numbers retired.