November 15, 2012
Lee County native Buster Posey waves to the crowd and is showered with confetti during a victory parade in San Francisco two weeks ago celebrating the Giants’ World Series title. On Thursday, Posey — who hit a major-league best .385 with 23 doubles, 14 homers and 60 RBI in 71 games after the All-Star break — was named the National League MVP in just his third season in the majors.
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With 27 of 32 possible first-place votes, former Lee County and Florida State baseball star Buster Posey wins the National League MVP Award in a landslide Thursday, becoming the first member of the San Francisco Giants to take home the honor since Barry Bonds in 2004.