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Posada passes Thurman Munson on Yankees' hit list

Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, who is approaching 39

Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, who is approaching 39 years old, has been banged up despite Joe Girardi's attempts to keep him fresh. Credit: AP

With his RBI single in the bottom of the sixth (which gave the Yankees a 4-2 lead and prompted Jim Leyland to lift Rick Pocello in favor of reliever Daniel Schlereth), Jorge Posada passed Thurman Munson for 17th place on the all time Yankees hit list with 1,559.

It took Posada 1,680 games to reach 1,558;  Munson reached it in only 1,423 before his tragic death in 1979.

Next up for Posada is Bob Meusel at 1,693 hits, although Meusel did it in only 10 seasons. Posada has been with the Yankees 13 full seasons and parts of two others.

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