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Posey humbled by hometown honor

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

February 3, 2009

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -  Lee County is naturally proud of native son Buster Posey and on Tuesday they honored the San Francisco Giants catcher with his own day.

Buster Posey and his new wife Kristen returning to Lee County High School where both are proud graduates.

Buster Posey had one of the greatest season in college baseball history at Florida State last year.

He won every major award and led the Seminoles to the College World Series.

He was then drafted in the first round by the San Francisco Giants in June and in August signed a then record $6.2 million contract.

But in the proclamation from the County Commission, it was noted that Buster Posey accomplished all of that on the college baseball diamond while maintaining a grade point average of three point eight.

The City of Leesburg presented Posey with the key to the city and Buster had a chance to visit with many of his former teachers.

Of all the honors he has received in the last year, Buster says this one means the most.

Buster Posey said. "It is probably one of the more humbling experiences I have ever had. All of the awards and what not were given to me by people that you don't really know. To come back to the place where I grew up and to be honored is really special."

Buster Posey will report to spring training late next week in Arizona.


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