My Life in Pinstripes
Dey Street Books
On Sale: May 12, 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
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Non-Fiction Memoir | Non-Fiction Sports
The legendary New York Yankee catcher tells the incredible
story of his personal journey, offering an unexpected,
behind-the-plate view of his career, his past, and the
father-son bond that fueled his love of the game.
For seventeen seasons, the name Jorge Posada was synonymous
with New York Yankees baseball. A fixture behind home plate
throughout the Yankees biggest successes, Jorge became the
Yankees' star catcher almost immediately upon his arrival,
and in the years that followed, his accomplishments, work
ethic, and leadership established him as one of the greatest
Yankees ever to put on the uniform.
Now, in this long-awaited memoir, Jorge Posada details his
journey to home plate, sharing a remarkable, generational
account of his journey from the ball fields of Puerto Rico
to the House that Ruth built. Offering a view from behind
the mask unlike any other, Jorge discusses the key moments
and plays that shaped teams and forged a legacy that came to
define Yankee baseball for a generation. With pitch-by-pitch
recall, Jorge looks back across the years, explaining how—as
part of the Core Four alongside Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte,
and Mariano Rivera—he helped to reestablish the Yankees as a
dynasty and win five World Series.
Going beyond his all-star career, Jorge also shares his life
in full for the first time, examining how his remarkable
journey to the big leagues began in the most unexpected of
ways. Digging into his cultural roots in Puerto Rico, the
Dominican Republic, and Cuba, Jorge illuminates three
generations of cherished father-son relationships that have
made him the man he is today. At the center is the deep bond
he shares with his father and namesake, Jorge Sr, who
escaped Cuba and would eventually mold his son to be a ball
player, honing his talent and instilling in him the drive
necessary to fulfill his childhood dream of playing in the
Complete with sixteen pages of color photographs, this
touching and earnest memoir is a testament to hard work and
a celebration of the generational gift of baseball between
fathers and sons.
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