Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey III is an American professional baseball catcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. Posey was born in Leesburg, Georgia. He played four sports in high school; when playing baseball, he excelled at hitting and pitching. He attended Florida State University, where he began playing the catcher and first base positions. He won the Golden Spikes Award and the Brooks Wallace Award in 2008. He was selected by the Giants with the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 2008 MLB draft. Posey made his MLB debut on September 11, 2009. After starting the 2010 season in the minor leagues, he was called back up to the MLB in May. With the presence of then full-time catcher Bengie Molina, Posey played first base when originally called up to the MLB, but became the Giants' regular catcher at the end of June when Molina was traded to the Texas Rangers. As a rookie, he finished with a.305 batting average, 18 home runs, and 67 runs batted in.
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About Buster Posey
Star MLB catcher who helped lead the San Francisco Giants to World Series Championships in 2010, 2012 and 2014. He was named National League Rookie of the Year in 2010 and NL MVP in 2012.
Buster Posey Before Fame
He had a 3.94 GPA coming out of high school and was number four in his class of over 300 students.
Achievement of Buster Posey
He won the Johnny Bench award, given to the best catcher in college baseball, in his junior year at Florida State University.
Buster Posey Family Life
He married his high school sweetheart Kristen in January 2009. He has a son named Lee and a daughter named Addison.
Associations of Buster Posey
He was the sixth Giant to win the Rookie of the Year Award, while Willie Mays was the first.
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