Buster Posey Donates MVP Bonus to Lee County High School

By M. Shannon Smallwood
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It is simply amazing what Buster Posey has been able to accomplish in his first three seasons in Major League Baseball with the San Francisco Giants.

A Rookie of the Year, a pair of World Series Rings and a National League MVP

But what Posey did this past week might possibly be the greatest feat of his incredible young career.

For winning the NL MVP, Posey received either $10,000 in cash or $10,000 worth of equipment from Louisville Slugger.

And the first person he called was none other than his High School Head Coach Rob Williams at Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia.

The phone call was a simple, “Hey Coach… Pull out the Louisville Slugger catalog and start shopping…”

Williams is a legend in Leesburg and in Georgia High School Baseball and is revered by Posey as the man who mentored him to where he is today.

“This allows us to buy not only the need to haves, but it also allows us to get a few of the would like to have items,” Williams said of the gift.

During a conversation with Williams back at the beginning of November, he said that he gets an occasional text from Posey or a phone call here and there.

But there is no doubt Williams was floored and elated with this conversation with Posey last week.

With Posey, American Idol Winner and Musical Superstar Phillip Phillips and Country Music Superstar Luke Bryan all born and bred in Leesburg, Lee County and its high school is now officially on the map.

And it is simply amazing to see Posey give back to his hometown and the kids who are working to follow in his footsteps.


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. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the US Basketball Writers Association.

Follow him @woodysmalls.

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