The boyish all-American-looking Gerald "Buster" Dempsey Posey III has taken rookie of the year honors in the National League. Even though the 23-year-old, without any significant facial hair or strange off-the-field habits, didn't quite fit the mold of the 2010 Giants, he won over the fans with his bat and the way he handled the Giants pitching staff.
Posey hit .305 with 18 homers and 67 RBI after coming up from the minors to replace Bengie Molina in July.
Posey told the Chronicle: "It gives me chills to be mentioned with those guys who have won the same award, to be one of the few Giants to win the award," Posey said. "Those guys were unbelievable players and great ambassadors to the game and still are."
Giants fans have long complained about East Coast bias when it comes to recognizing the greatness of our world champions. With Posey beating out the Braves outfielder Jason Heyward and two Cy Young Awards for Tim Lincecum that gripe can officially be put to rest.