Photos: A look at Buster Posey’s Giants career from 2009 to 2021
Giants catcher Buster Posey, the anchor of three World Series championship teams, is set to announce his retirement Thursday, according to a report from The Athletic.
Posey has played his entire 12-year career for the Giants. In that span from 2009 to 2021, he was a seven-time All-star, four-time Silver Slugger Award winner, two-time National League comeback Player of the Year Award winner and 2012 NL MVP.
Here is a look at his storied his career with the Giants. These photos show him from his rookie year, World Series wins and his last game against the Dodgers.
San Jose Giants’ Buster Posey sits on the bench as he awaits his turn as designated hitter against the Inland Empire 66ers at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. (Ray Chavez/Staff)
San Francisco Giants Buster Posey strikes out in his first major league at bat during the second inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at AT&T Park on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, in San Franciso, Calif. (Jane Tyska/Staff)
San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey is airborne after tagging out San Diego Padres’ Miguel Tejada at home plate during the first inning as he tried to score on a double by Adrian Gonzalez during the first inning of their game on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif.(Jane Tyska/Staff)
Buster Posey scores Andres Torres from third base in the bottom of the first inning against the Phillies in the National League Championship Series Game 5 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, October 21, 2010. (Nhat V. Meyer/Mercury News)
San Francisco Giants Brian Wilson (38) and Buster Posey (28) celebrates their 3-2 win in Game 6 to win the National League Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pa on Saturday, October 23, 2010. (Nhat V. Meyer/Mercury News)
Buster Posey shows off his 2010 NL Rookie of the Year Award and Players’ Choice Award before the San Francisco Giants’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals beat the Giants, 6-1, at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California on Sunday, April 10, 2011. (Nhat V. Meyer/San Jose Mercury News/MCT)
San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey grimaces in pain after Florida Marlins’ Scott Cousins ran into him at home plate scoring the winning run in the twelfth inning on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif. The Marlins beat the Giants 7-6 and Posey left the game. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff)
Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants circles the bases after hitting a two-run homer run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of baseball’s World Series on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Detroit. (Gary Reyes/Staff)
San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey celebrates during the San Francisco Giants victory parade on October 31, 2012, in San Francisco, Calif. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner and catcher Buster Posey celebrate the team’s win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of baseball’s World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey acknowledges fans atop of a double deck bus during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade along Market Street in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
San Francisco Giants’ Derek Law (64) converse with San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey (28) as he is about to be pull from eight inning against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)
San Francisco Giants Buster Posey jokes with Annabella Keenan, 10, (back to camera) and her twin brother Thomas Keenan, 10, right, both of Livermore, as he hands them each a Buster Posey laundry hamper to catch all their dirty clothes at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Thursday, Aug 18, 2016. Annabella is a pediatric oncology patient at the hospital and Posey and his wife Kristen want to bring more awareness and research to childhood cancers. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group).
San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey (28) hits a three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: The San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey strokes a double against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 13: San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey #28 leaves the field as the team celebrates their 9-1 MLB win over the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. The Giants clinched their first postseason playoff spot since 2016. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)