Buster Posey Celebrity Life
Gerald Dempsey Posey Buster; born on March 27, 1987, in the city of Leesburg, GA, USA, is an American baseball player, who plays for the club of Major League Baseball - San Francisco Giants as a catcher
Buster was selected in the 50th round of the 2005 draft by the Angels but in place of signing a contract, he opted to enroll in college. Playing for Angels, Buster had excellent results and won such awards as Dick Hauser Trophy and Golden Spikes Award. Then he again got to the draft and was selected fifth in the first round of the 2008 draft Giants.
A contract was signed with him and he went to play in the rank-A team of the Giants system, from where in July 2009, he was transferred to the rank-AAA team. On September 2, he was summoned to Major League Baseball to fill in for injured Benji Molina. On September 11, 2009, he made his debut in Major League Baseball, leaving a pinch-hit and received a strikeout. On September 19, he made his first hit in the match against "Los Angeles Dodgers".
After the spring training camp in 2010, he was sent to the Major League, where he was called on May 29 and went out to play at first base against Dibex. On June 9, 2010, he knocked out his first home run with the filing of Aaron Heronga in the fight against the "Reds". Following the exchange of Benji Molina at Texas, Buster became the team's main catcher.
In July in the year 2010, Buster knocked his first Grand Slam in the game against the "Milwaukee". In total, in that game, he made 2 homers, 4 hits, and 6 RBI. Buster became the player of the week in NL from July 5 to 11. He also became the player of the month in NL and a rookie of the month in NL in July.
That year, he helped the Giants defeat the Texas World Series. In the fourth game, he knocked out his first home run in the postseason with Darren O'Day. He became just the fifth novice catcher to win the World Series.
November 15 was named Debutant of the Year in NL, ahead of Jason Hayward. He became the sixth Giants player to win this prize and the fifth catcher to win it.
On May 25, 2011, in a duel against the “Florida Marlins,” he was injured in a collision with Scott Cousins, preventing him from getting into the house, which is why he missed the full season.
In 2012, Buster returned and became the leader in the percentage of the hit (0.336), knocking out 24 home runs and making 103 RBI.
In the fifth decisive game of the National League Division Series against the Reds, he knocked out a Grand Slam from Matt Latos, which helped the Giants go further.
Posey is the oldest of the four children. His father’s name is Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey II and his mother’s name is Traci Posey. He was born on March 27 in the year 1987 in the city of Leesburg, Georgia. “Buster” - Posey’s nickname comes from his father's childhood nickname. Posey was a fan of Atlanta Braves since childhood and he used to play soccer, football, as well as basketball, but baseball was obviously his main sport. Posey has a sister named Samantha who is a professional softball player.
Posey married Kristen in January 2009. On August 14, 2011, the couple was blessed with twins, a son and a daughter, Lee Dempsey and Addison Lynn Posey.
The net worth of Posey is estimated to be around $45 Million
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