Buster Posey

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Buster Posey
Buster Posey (2011).jpg
Posey in April 2011
San Francisco Giants – No. 28
Catcher / First baseman
Born: (1987-03-27) March 27, 1987 (age 32)
Leesburg, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
debut
September 11, 2009, for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
(through April 2, 2017)
Batting average.306
Hits1,005
Home runs116
Runs batted in527
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× World Series champion (2010, 2012, 2014)
  • NL MVP (2012)
  • MLB All-Star (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
  • NL batting champion (2012)
  • NL Hank Aaron Award (2012)
  • 3x Silver Slugger Award (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • NL Comeback Player of the Year (2012)
  • NL Rookie of the Year (2010)
  • Willie Mac Award (2012)
  • Golden Spikes Award (2008)

Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey III (born March 27, 1987) is an American professional baseball catcher and first baseman for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weighs 220 pounds (100 kg). He bats and throws right-handed.

Posey grew up in Leesburg, Georgia. He played four sports in high school; when playing baseball, he was very good at hitting and pitching. He attended Florida State University, where he began playing the catcher position.

He won the Golden Spikes Award in 2008[1] and was selected by the Giants with the fifth overall pick in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Posey made his major league start on September 11, 2009. After beginning the 2010 season in the minor leagues, he was called back up to the major leagues in May. He played first base when he came up, but became the Giants' regular catcher at the end of June.

References[change | change source]

  1. "FSU catcher Posey takes home Golden Spikes Award". USA Today. July 17, 2008. Retrieved September 29, 2012.

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