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Posey wins National League MVP

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Leesburg's Buster Posey completes perhaps the greatest comeback season in major league baseball history by winning the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

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The San Francisco Giants catcher was the overwhelming choice receiving 27 of the 32 first place votes.



Buster Posey and his family and friends watched the announcement live in Leesburg at the Lee County Transitional Learning Center where Buster was the guest speaker for the center's fundraising dinner.

Posey joins Johnny Bench and Thurman Munson as the only catchers to win the league MVP, rookie of the year and World Series.

The former Florida State Seminole won the award for leading the Giants to the division title after the team lost their best hitter Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension.

The National League batting champion returned to form after missing most the 2011 season with torn ankle ligaments and a broken bone in his leg.

"Once the season got started, it was back to playing ball. I was fortunate to get a couple of months in and feel pretty good as far as my ankle felt. The more I played the better it felt and by the end of the year I think it was pretty good" said Buster Posey.

Buster Posey is the first San Francisco Giant since Barry Bonds to win MVP.

Bonds won four straight from 2001-04.






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