July 18, 2008
Leesburg - Earlier this week, Florida State catcher Buster Posey won college baseball's Heisman Trophy when he was presented with the Golden Spikes Award.
It also ends what is likely an impressive sweep of every major award in college baseball.
The postseason honors started at the ACC tournament for the former Lee County Trojan who was named the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year.
Then came national player of the year honors and the postseason awards like the Dick Howser Trophy, Johnny Bench and Brooks Wallace awards.
Buster Posey has never been one to focus on individual awards.
He is a team player.
His college coach Mike Martin put in perspective for Buster in a phone call Thursday.
"11" as he is known in Tallahassee said he had never seen a player win so many national awards in his 30 years in college baseball.
Buster Posey said "For me to hear that coming from him is even more humbling. It makes you step back and realize I accomplished something that a legend in my opinion like coach Martin hadn't seen done. That is special."
Buster Posey is trying to adjust to the fact that he isn't playing baseball this late in the summer for the first time in a long time.
Buster says he plans to work out in Tallahassee while contract negotiations continue with the San Francisco Giants.