Buster Posey wins NL MVP award

November 16, 2012 12:37:42 AM PST
San Francisco Giants Catcher Buster Posey won the NL MVP award Thursday afternoon. Posey led the Giants to a NL West Division title and ultimately the World Series in October.

The backstop set career highs with a .336 batting average, 24 homers, and 103 RBIs. The former Fresno Grizzly received 27 out of 32 first place votes.

The 2010 NL Rookie of the year is the first Giant to win the MVP award since Barry Bonds won his record 7th MVP award in 2004.