Player Profile: Buster Posey

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San Francisco Giants catcher, Buster Posey, up at bat.

Gerald Dempsey Posey III, was born on March 27, 1897 in Leesburg, Georgia where he played four sports growing up but he always knew that baseball was the one for him. His nickname, Buster, comes from his father since that was his childhood nickname.

For college, he attended Florida State where he decided to quit all his other sports and stick to baseball. It was there when he found his love for catching. He was considered the best catcher available in the 2008 Major League Baseball draft and was drafted by the San Francisco Giants 5th overall. He started his time with their minor league team, the San Jose Giants, and ultimately moved up to the San Francisco Giants.

Being apart of the Giants, Buster has accomplished many things– especially winning the World Series and MVP his rookie year. Since winning three World Series with the Giants, he has become one of the many faces of the team. He continues to help the Giants make the playoffs and continues to have the fans fall in love with him.

He is married to his high school sweetheart and the couple has a set of twins that were born in 2011.

Photo Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America

 

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