It became pretty clear during the 2011 season that a great career was winding down. On August 25th, the Yankees hit three grand slams en route to a 22-9 drubbing of the Oakland A's and Jorge Posada was again relegated to the bench. But in a moment of fun during his swan song, Joe Girardi agreed to let Posada play second base for the ninth inning, a position that he hadn't played since the minor leagues.
Fittingly, the only ball hit in Posada's area was the twenty-seventh out and he made an adventure of it, firing a low throw that required a great play from first baseman Nick Swisher. But how would you evaluate Jorge Posada the second baseman? He had one defensive chance and made the play. The best second baseman in history could have done no better.
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