Buster Posey retired.

Buster Posey retired.

Parker Jessup, Journalist

Buster Posey recently retired which made a lot of people very sad. Not only Giants fans, but other fans around the league as well. Buster was one of the best players in the 2010’s, winning 3 World Series, and an MVP. 

Buster Posey played for the San Francisco Giants as a catcher. Posey was one of the best catchers in the 2010 era. He was drafted with the 5th overall pick in the 2008 MLB Draft. Posey played 1 year in the minors and then got called up to the Big Leagues on September 2, 2009. Posey won rookie of the year in 2010 with a .305 batting average, 18 home runs, and 67 RBI’s. The same year the San Francisco Giants made it to the world series. They played the Texas Rangers and beat them in 5 games, winning the World Series. They didn’t do so well in 2011, but they bounced back, winning the World Series. Buster also won league MVP that year. Then in 2013 they ended up 4th in the division with a 76-86 record. In 2014 they had another bounce back season winning the World Series in 7 games against the Kansas City Royals. After this the Giants weren’t as successful but this changed in  the 2021 season where they ended with the most wins in the MLB, but they got knocked out of the playoffs by the LA Dodgers. After that happened, Buster Posey announced his retirement.