Giants Legend Buster Posey Joins San Francisco Property Group


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The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday announced that retired catcher and franchise legend Buster Posey has joined the team’s ownership group. According to the Giants, this is the first time a former player has joined the club as a lead partner and board member.

Posey becomes the 31st principal partner to join the San Francisco Baseball Associates LLC ownership group.

“When he retired last year, Buster said he would always remain involved with the organization and when he approached us to express his interest in joining the ownership group, we were thrilled that he was willing to make this kind of commitment. It’s rare for a former player to join the ownership of his own team with a desire to play an active role,” Giants chairman Greg Johnson said in a statement. a statement released by the team.

“I feel deeply connected to the Giants and the San Francisco Bay Area and hope that my perspective as a former player will be helpful in growing the game and helping the organization build the next championship team, both on and off the field.” said Posey. in that same statement. “I have always had such a great respect for the ownership group, many of whom I have come to know over the years, who have supported me and my teammates to achieve the successes we have achieved. I also believe that I can I am learning a lot by surrounding myself with business leaders who have been at the top of their respective industries.”

Posey retired from play at the end of the 2021 season. He spent 12 seasons with the majors – all with the Giants, who originally drafted him in 2008 with the number 5 overall pick from the state of Florida. In those 12 seasons, he won the Rookie of the Year and NL MVP awards, made seven All-Star teams, won a batting title and a Gold Glove, and won five Silver Slugger awards.

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Posey also compiled a career WAR of 44.8 and was a core member of the Giants’ World Series-winning teams in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Posey stands as one of the best all-around catchers of his generation and may one day end up in the Baseball Hall of Fame.