Buster Posey Wins 2012 NL Most Valuable Player Award – by Brad Mangin

Buster Posey

Instagram of San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey putting on his catcher’s gear in the dugout before the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on September 9, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

San Francisco Bay Area sports photographer Brad Mangin shares photos of baseball player Buster Posey, who’s been named the 2012 National League Most Valuable Player.

With a live announcement on the MLB Network this afternoon San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey capped off a dream season by being named the 2012 National League Most Valuable Player. What more could the Giants young catcher possibly do in this amazing season that saw him come back from a horrific ankle injury in 2011 to put up big offensive numbers, catch a perfect game, and win his second World Series title in his second full season in the big leagues.

I first wrote about Posey when he was a September call up back in 2009. In that blog post I said this: “It has been over 20 years since the Giants drafted and produced an everyday position player that went on to be an all star. The Giants and their fans are hoping this long drought will end with their new phenom catcher Buster Posey.”

Continue reading and see more photos on Brad’s blog.

Buster Posey

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants catches a pitch thrown by pitcher Ryan Vogelsong #32 during the game against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Buster Posey

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants doubles in the 9th inning against the Cincinnati Reds during the game at AT&T Park on Sunday, July 1, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

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