The file on Buster Posey
Rookie of the Year
Buster Posey won the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year award after hitting .305 with 18 home runs and 67 RBIs in 108 games. He also had a 21-game hitting streak during his rookie seasons, one short of the Giants franchise record.
Game 4, 2010 NLCS
Buster Posey became the first rookie in NL history to record four hits in an NLCS game in the Giants' 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
First career playoff HR
Buster Posey hit his first career postseason home run in Game 4 of the 2010 World Series off Darren O' Day of the Texas Rangers in a 4-0 Giants win. In the same game, he and Madison Bumgarner became the first rookie pitcher-catcher battery since 1947.
Giants win 2010 World Series
Posey batted .300 with a home run and two RBIs in the 2010 World Series, helping lead the Giants to their first title in San Francisco history.
Collision with Scott Cousins
On May 25, 2011, Buster Posey was involved in a home-plate collision with Scott Cousins of the Florida Marlins. The impact forced Posey to break his fibula and tear ligaments in his left ankle, requiring season-ending surgery.
Matt Cain's perfect game
Buster Posey caught the first perfect game in San Francisco Giants history from Matt Cain on June 13, 2012. Cain struck out 14 in the game, tied with Sandy Koufax for the most strikeouts in a perfect game.
Game 5, 2012 NLDS
Buster Posey broke Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS open with a fifth-inning grand slam off Mat Latos, helping the Giants become the first NL team to win a series down two games to none. He also became just the third catcher in MLB history to hit a grand slam in the postseason.
Game 4, 2012 World Series
Buster Posey hit a two-run home run off Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the 2012 World Series. The Giants won in the tenth inning, bringing a second World Series title to San Francisco in three years.
Buster Posey was named the National League Most Valuable Player following the 2012 postseason. He led the league with an average of .336, becoming the first catcher to lead the NL in batting average since 1942. He also won the Hank Aaron Award for the national league, the Silver Slugger Award for the catcher's position and the National League's Comeback Player Award.
Tim Lincecum's no-hitter
With Buster Posey catching, Tim Lincecum threw his first career no-hitter in the Giants 9-0 win at Petco Park. It took Lincecum 148 pitches to no-hit the San Diego Padres, which was the Giants’ first no-hitter since Matt Cain’s perfect game in June of 2012. At the plate, Posey had three hits in four plate appearances in addition to scoring three times.
Posey's second All-Star Game
Buster Posey started off the first half of the 2013 season strong, leading to his second career All-Star appearance. The Florida State alum batted .325/.395/.536 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI in the first half. Posey, a reserve in the All-Star Game, struck out in his only plate appearance, against Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar