An American professional baseball catcher Buster Posey has played for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. Posey bats and throws right-handed and also filled in at first base for the Giants.
The 29-years-old Buster Posey grew up in Leesburg, Georgia with his parents, Gerald Dempsey Buster Posey II and Traci Posey. His nickname “Buster” come from his father’s childhood nickname. Posey played Soccer, football, and basketball growing up, but he chose baseball.
As a junior at Lee County High School, Buster Posey pitched and played shortstop. That year he hit 3 triples, 9 doubles, and 7 house runs while setting school records for batting normal (.544) and runs batted in (RBI) (46). After his senior season, Buster was named the Louisville Slugger State Player of the Year, the Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year, an EA Sports All-American, and a Baseball America All-American.
Buster Posey went to Florida State University, where he started playing the catcher position. Posey won the Golden Spikes Award in 2008 and was chosen by the Giants with the fifth overall pick in the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. He made his significant league debut on 11 September 2009.
As a rookie, he completed with a 305 batting average, 67 runs batted, and 18 home runs. Buster Posey was named the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year. He found each inning of the playoffs as the Giants won the 2010 World Series.
Buster Posey turned into the second San Francisco Giant to win the batting title and was named the NL Most Valuable Player for 2012. He won his second World Series that year as the Giants cleared the Detroit Tigers in 4 games. In 2013, Posey marked an eight-year contract expansion worth $167 million, a record in total and in length for a player with his level of involvement.
Buster Posey won his third World Series the next year as the Giants crushed the Kansas City Royals. In 2016, he won his first Gold Glove award after a magnificent defensive season.
If talking about Buster Posey's personal life, he is a married man. He married his high school girlfriend, Kristen posey on 10 January 2009 in Leesburg, Georgia, United States. The adorable couple has blessed twins on 14 August 2011, a son, Lee Dempsey Posey and a daughter, Addison Lynn Posey who was born 2 minutes later than Lee.
Buster Posey first met his future wife at the high school where they both seated next to each other during the SAT’s. There was no prom-posal and them only a passing question in the hallway and an answer that would form their relationship for years to come.