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Buster Posey: 6th different San Francisco Giant as NL MVP

The San Francisco Giants now have a six-pack of NL MVPs in their history.

Buster Posey became the first Giant to be selected NL MVP since Barry Bonds won his fifth as a Giant in 2004. Posey collected 27 of 32 first-place votes to easily outdistance runner-up Ryan Braun of the Brewers, last year’s MVP. Braun picked up three first-place votes. Yadier Molina of the Cardinals, who placed fourth behind the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, picked up the other two. Posey had 422 points, followed by Braun (285), McCutchen (245) and Molina (241).

Posey was second on four ballots and third on the other.

Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger and Andy Rubin of ESPN New York voted for Molina (both had Posey second). Oddly enough, the two St. Louis Post Dispatch writers (Rick Hummel and Joe Strauss) voted Posey first. Hummel had Molina second, Strauss had him third behind Braun.

Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago had Posey third (behind Braun and McCutchen). Braun’s other two first-place votes came Tom Haudicourt and Todd Rosiak, both of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (both of them had Posey second).

Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence each received one 10th-place vote (Hunter Pence??)

Posey finshed with 24 home runs, 103 RBI, 39 doubles, a league-leading .336 average, .408 OBP and .549 OPS in 148 games for the Giants this season. He placed 114 games at catcher, 29 at first place and three as the DH one season after a serious ankle injury ended his season in late May of 2011.

Here’s a look at other San Francisco Giants NL MVPs:

Barry Bonds, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

  • 1993, Bonds had 46 HR, 123 RBI, .336/.458/.677;
  • 2001, 73 HR, 137 RBI, .328/.515/.863;
  • 2002, 46 HR, 110 RBI, .370/.582/.799;
  • 2003, 45 HR, 90 RBI, .341/.529/.749;
  • 2004, 45 HR, 101 RBI, .362/.609/.812

Jeff Kent, 2000

  • 33 HR, 125 RBI, .334/.424/.596

Kevin Mitchell, 1989

  • 47 HR, 125 RBI, .291/.338/.635

Willie McCovey, 1969

  • 45 HR, 126 RBI, .320/.453/.656

Willie Mays 1965

  • 52 HR, 112 RBI, .317/.398/.645

And we can’t forget the New York Giants NL MVPs

Willie Mays, 1954

  • 41 HR, 110 RBI, .345/.411/.667

Carl Hubbell, 1934, 1937

  • 1933 – 23-12, 1.66 ERA, 156 K
  • 1936 – 26-6, 2.31 ERA, 123 K
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