Buster Posey Joins San Francisco Giants Ownership Group
Sep 21, 2022, 10:39 AM
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When Buster Posey announced his retirement from baseball at the end of the 2021 season, there were questions about when San Francisco Giants fans would see the three-time World Series champion in the flesh again.
As it turns out, Posey will be showing face around Oracle Park a lot more than you think.
The Giants announced on Wednesday that Posey has joined the team’s ownership group and Board of Directors, becoming the first player in franchise history to join the organization as a principal partner and member of the board.
Today, the #SFGiants announced three-time World Series Champion and seven-time All-Star Buster Posey has become a member of the ownership group. This marks the first time that a former player has joined the organization as a principal partner and member of the Board of Directors. pic.twitter.com/KzmgDRkk3a
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) September 21, 2022
“Upon his retirement last year, Buster said that he would always stay involved with the organization and when he approached us to express his interest in joining the ownership group, we were thrilled that he wanted to make this type of commitment,” Giants Chairman Greg Johnson said in a team-issued statement on Wednesday. “It is rare for a former player to join his own team’s ownership with the desire to have an active role.
“I’m excited to have Buster serve on our Board of Directors where his unique perspective and valuable insights will be a benefit to both our business and baseball decisions. His lived experience within the organization, from the clubhouse to the community, will further make him a great thought partner for me, Larry, Farhan and others.”
Posey, 35, enjoyed an illustrious 12-year career with San Francisco that spanned from 2009-2021. Over those 12 seasons, Posey was named to the National League All-Star team seven times, took home Rookie of the Year award (2010) and Most Valuable Player award (2012) honors to go along with five Silver Slugger awards and a Gold Glove award (2016).
Of course, when you think of Posey’s contributions, San Francisco’s championship dynasty of the 2010s comes to mind as the catcher played an integral role in the franchise’s 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Series championships.