Seven years ago Monday, Buster Posey made his 2010 debut for the San Francisco Giants.
Nobody could imagine then he would be part of three World Series championships and an MVP season. On that first day, Buster Posey collected three hits and three RBI in a 12-1 San Francisco Giants rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Posey played first base in that game.
The Giants would end up winning their first championship in San Francisco that year, a precursor of two more championship runs for the once title-starved team.
Here are the top 5 moments of Posey’s career:
2012 Game 5 NLDS Grand Slam vs. Reds
The Giants were nearly dead in the water after the Cincinnati Reds routed them 9-0 in Game 2 of the National League Division Series. Then, the Giants did the unthinkable.
Needing three straight wins in Cincinnati to win the Round 1 playoff series, the Giants took the next two games. Next came the decisive Game 5.
With the Giants up 2-0 in a raucous Great American Ballpark for Game 5’s winner-take-all game, Posey came up and sealed the deal against nemesis Mat Latos. His long fifth-inning grand slam to the upper deck in left field gave the Giants a 6-0 lead.
Those four runs were important, as the Reds would battle back to make it a 6-4 game in the ninth. The win sent the Giants to the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, and they eventually went on to win their second championship in San Francisco.