MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants Dominate, Buster Posey Legend Grows

By M. Shannon Smallwood



The San Francisco Giants are once again the Kings of the Diamond as they finish a quick four game sweep of the Detroit Tigers to clinch its second World Series Title in the last three years.

Another team and another year where it pays to be good, have great chemistry and peak at the right time…

Whether it was the trio of homers by World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval in Game One or the single in extra innings by Marco Scutaro for the game and series winner in Game Four, the run to the championship has been a perfect example of a team effort.

But there is one player no one needs to overlook when it comes to the Giants…

A young man who is putting up a career that very well could rival the legend of Babe Ruth

A young man from a little known small town that seems to have been born specifically to change the game of baseball…

And that young man is none other than Buster Posey

Posey has only three years of Major League Baseball service, but his approach and skill is one that guys with 20 years or more experience would kill for in a second.

You don’t think a legend like Chipper Jones wouldn’t love to have another World Series Ring?

Who in their right mind wouldn’t love to have had this kid’s career even for just three years…

Not sold yet…

Well, here is a quick rundown of Posey’s MLB Resume

Buster Posey Career Awards

  • Rookie of the Year – 2010
  • Finished 11th in MVP Voting as a Rookie – 2010
  • World Series Champion as a Rookie – 2010
  • Comeback Player of the Year – 2012
  • All-Star Starter – 2012
  • 2nd World Series Championship – 2012


Now Posey is not that player that just happened to be drafted in the right place at the right time…

His numbers are legendary as well for a player of his age…

He is still a legend with the Florida State Seminoles where they retired his locker… (yes, the only one ever in the history of the school)

And he”s the biggest talk of the town of Leesburg, Georgia, that just so happens to currently have a couple of other guys by the name of Luke Bryan and Phillip Phillips to brag about…

But neither the soulful sounds of Bryan and Phillips can compete with the his play on the diamond…




Posey has a career .314 average, 350 hits, 67 doubles, 46 homers, 154 runs scored and 191 RBI in 308 games. His defense is just as stellar has he has a career .992 fielding percentage and has thrown out 33% of runners attempting to steal.

Is post-season numbers are equally as solid with a .243 average, 29 hits, 3 homers, 11 runs scored and 14 RBI in 6 series.

So as he made a masterful tag on Prince Fielder in Game 2 and then crushed a ball for a two-run homer in the clincher in Game 4, one can see what makes Posey such a special player.

And there is no indication he is going to slow down anytime soon…

So remember the stories and the start of Posey’s career…

Your great-grandkids will want you to tell them about watching the legend play one day just as our grandparents talked of Ruth, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays




M Shannon Smallwood has over 10 years of experience in broadcasting and journalism in professional baseball and college athletics and is the ACC Football Guru, SEC Voice of Reason and College Football Comedian for Rant Sports.

Follow him @woodysmalls.

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