JockBio Vital Stats
  • San Francisco Giants • Catcher/First Base • #28
  • Height: 6' 1"
• Weight: 205 • Born: 3/27/87
  • Buster played two summers in the Cape Cod League. He was the shortstop of the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in 2006 and split catching duties with Jason Castro in 2007. The team won the league title both years.
  • Buster’s 85 hits as an FSU freshman were the most since Matt Diaz in 1998.
  • Buster shared All-ACC honors with Matt Wieters in his first year as a catcher at FSU. He was a Second Team All-American.
  • Buster’s .382 average in 2007 ranked fourth in the ACC.
  • Among the players earning First-Team All-America honors with Buster in 2008 were Stephen Strasburg, Ike Davis and Brett Wallace. All would see action in the majors by 2010. 
  • Buster‘s first big league hit came against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2009. He singled to right-center off Jeff Weaver.
  • In 2010, Posey became the first Giants rookie to drive in six runs in a game since Rick Parker in 1990. And he became the first Giant with a six- RBI game since Barry Bonds in 2007.
  • In 2010, Buster became the first San Francisco rookie to get four hits in a postseason game.
  • Buster was the first Giant since John Montefusco in 1975 to be named Rookie of the Year. The first Giant to earn that honor was Willie Mays, in 1951.
  • Buster was the fifth rookie catcher to start for a World Series champion. The last was Andy Etchebarren of the 1966 Baltimore Orioles.
  • The last NL Rookie of the Year to play for a World Series champion was Dontrelle Willis in 2003.
  • In 2011, Buster became the Giants’ youngest Opening Day catcher since Tom Haller, 50 years earlier.
  • Buster caught Matt Cain’s perfect game in June of 2012. He said it was the most nerve-wracking experience of his baseball life.
  • Buster was named the NL Comeback Player of the Year for 2012.
  • In 2012, Buster became just the second San Francisco player to win a batting title. Barry Bonds was the first. He was also the first catcher since Ernie Lombardi in 1942 to win the NL batting championship.
  • Buster won the 2012 Hank Aaron Award as the league’s top hitter.
  • After the 2010 World Series, Buster received the ultimate honor—he was selected to be Grand Marshal of the Leesburg Christmas Parade.
  • On Buster’s first trip to Atlanta with the Giants in 2010, more than 50 relatives were in the stands to watch him.
  • Buster’s youngest sibling, Jess, was a talented all-around player for Leesburg High in 2010.
  • Buster was a finance major in college. He made Dean’s List twice and had a 4.0 GPA one semester.
  • Buster and Kristen had twins (Lee and Addison) during the summer of 2011.




Stephen Strasburg,
2009 Baseball America


Andy Etchebarren,
1967 Street & Smith


Ernie Lombardi, 1961 Fleer


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