Posey named MVP for 2012 MLB season

Last updated 12:35 16/11/2012
Buster Posey
Getty Images
MVP: Buster Posey celebrates after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series.

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Floyd Mayweather Jr defeats Manny Pacquiao on points in Las Vegas bout Filipinos take Manny Pacquiao's loss hard, demand rematch with Floyd Mayweather Bruce Jenner rarely out of the headlines Japanese qualifier Saena Kawakami takes out women's New Zealand Open title Manny Pacquiao hampered by shoulder injury in defeat to Floyd Mayweather NZ men's rowing eight wins Windermere Cup invitation race in Seattle Live: Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao - makings of a mega-bout Floyd Mayweather Jr note suggests doubt on eve of Manny Pacquiao fight Veteran Korean star Lee Hyun II shows his class at NZ Badminton Open

Buster Posey of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants has won the National League's Most Valuable Player award for the 2012 Major League Baseball season.

The hard-hitting Posey posted the highest batting average in the major leagues at .336 and pounded 24 home runs while driving in 103 to win MLB's most cherished individual award, which is based only on performance during the regular season.

Besides his batting prowess, the 25-year-old catcher was widely credited with helping to guide the Giants' outstanding pitching staff as San Francisco went on to win their second Fall Classic crown in three years by sweeping the Detroit Tigers.

It was a brilliant comeback season for Posey, who missed most of the 2010 campaign after suffering a broken leg and torn ligaments in his ankle in a crushing collision as he tried to make a tag at home plate.

In his 2010 rookie season, Posey played a key role in helping the Giants win their first World Series in nearly half a century and was named Rookie of the Year.

Following his injury-shortened 2011 season, Posey returned this year as though nothing had happened. He was behind home plate in June when Matt Cain became the first Giant to pitch a perfect game and he was even more lethal with the bat.

Posey became the first catcher to win the NL batting title since Ernie Lombardi in 1942 and was a runaway winner of this season's NL Comeback Player of the Year award.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content