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Giants get their ring around the Posey

Posted on: November 2, 2010 2:28 am
 

ARLINGTON, Texas -- When it was finished and the Giants had won their first World Series title since 1954, you expected 23-year-old catcher Buster Posey to leap up and say something about going to that place where Mickey Mouse lives.

Talk about a storybook season with a fairy-tale ending.

When Posey was behind the plate for rookie Madison Bumgarner's sensational Game 4 start, the duo formed the first all-rookie battery to start a World Series game since Spec Shea and Yogi Berra in Game 1 in 1947.

He also became the fifth-youngest catcher in World Series to homer in Game 4 behind, among others, Johnny Bench and Tim McCarver.

He's also the third Giants rookie to homer in the World Series -- the first since Jimmy Ripple in Game 3 of the 1936 Fall Classic -- and only the second rookie in World Series history to bat third in a lineup (Berra in 1947 was the first).

Amid the champagne and jubilation afterward, what was Posey thinking?

Something that would make his parents -- or any parents -- proud.

"It's one of those things where you want to thank your mom and ad for all the work they've put in," Posey said. "Getting me where I needed to be, buying bats and balls."

Perfect.

And to be a World Series champion?

"I can't put it into words," said Posey, who batted .300 with a homer and two RBI in his first World Series. "Unbelievable.

"Unbelievable."

Somehow, you get the feeling that this won't be the last time we see the kid on the big stage.

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Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2010 3:45 am
 

Giants get their ring around the Posey

Congrats to Buster.  Now he gets to do it all over again.


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