Whenever a Yankee pitcher records a punch out, Jorge Posada throws the baseball around the horn where it reaches some pretty legendary hands. That baseball hits the leather owned by Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira, otherwise known as possibly the greatest infield in baseball history.
The members of this infield have already accomplished some impressive feats: Jeter and Cano are the first double-play combination to both record 200 hits, Alex Rodriguez recorded his 12th straight season with 30+ HRs and 100+ RBIs, that's a record in itself, and Mark Teixeira is already notching switch-hitting records. Each of these are pretty amazing in themselves, however it's the combination of the three that separates this infield from those of years past.
Sure you could make the case for Murderer's Row, the Big Red Machine or even the 2008 Florida Marlins (who each hit at least 25 HRs), but none come anywhere close to the power that is the 2009 Yankees infield. A-Rod and Captain clutch are both first-ballot Hall of Famers, and Teix and Robbie could theoretically join them. All four have/are putting up incredible numbers in their career and I doubt I need to go into much detail there. If you add in the great defense of all of them (and the World Series ring they could possibly receive this season) it puts them over the top as the greatest of all time.
Personally, I wonder if Jorge, Jose, or even Francisco Cervelli ever thinks about who he's tossing to when he throws around the horn.
Surprisingly enough, I was born in Boston and grew up a Red Sox fan. Now before you get on me for that, I switched over to the good side in February 2004. You got it, when A-Rod was traded to the Yankees. I will admit now, I wish I had a better reason for joining Yankee Universe but I'm here now and I love it. About a year ago, I started my own Yankee blog at Bronxrumors.blogspot.com and it has been fairly successful. I started multiple accounts for it including MLBlogs, Facebook, Twitter and even Youtube. I really recommend you check out the YouTube page as I have uploaded some good Yankee tributes on there. But anyways, I love writing about the Yankees and I hope to contribute to this page a lot in the future.