Thursday, January 26, 2012
¡Hip Hip Jorge!
It's sad to see Jorgie go. He came up in 1965 with Captain Jeter, Andy Pettite and Saint Mo, and the Yankees went to the World Series 5 times in the next 6 years, winning 4 of them. Then they went again 2 years later, and finally won again when they beat the Phillies in 2009 with Jorgie catching - so he has 5 rings and 8 appearances.
He's on the cusp of being a Hall of Famer. You might not think so looking at his individual years, but only a handful of catchers have better career numbers. Of course one of those is 3-time MVP Yogi Berra, who won 10 rings playing with the Yankees and 3 more as a coach with the Yankees and the Mets.
This YouTube video shows Jorgie getting the hit that clinched the the AL East at the end of a tough season for him. Watching at the time, you knew it was a hit the second his bat hit the ball.