Buster Posey has been one of the best catchers in the MLB throughout his entire career with the San Francisco Giants. He has not only been one of the best players in baseball, though, but he has also helped lead the Giants to three World Series titles. Posey, however, is not the only great hitter in his family. In fact, Posey has a family member that has accomplished a nearly impossible feat at the plate.
Buster Posey has been an excellent catcher for the Giants
Late in the 2009 season, Posey made his MLB debut with the San Francisco Giants. He ultimately only appeared in seven games at the plate that season. In 2010, though, he became one of the best young players in the league. Posey ultimately won the NL Rookie of the Year award that season as he went .305 at the plate to go with 18 home runs and 67 RBIs.
He ended up leading the Giants to a World Series win over the Texas Rangers that season too, as he went .300 at the plate in the World Series with one home run and two RBIs.
Posey only appeared in 45 games at the plate in 2011, but in 2012 Posey earned his first All-Star selection. He led the NL with a .336 average to go with 24 home runs, 103 RBIs, and 78 runs scored. Posey ended up winning the NL MVP award that year, and, again, the Giants won the World Series. He had a home run in the World Series again too.
Posey earned another All-Star selection in 2013. Then in 2014, he and the Giants won the World Series again. He then earned four straight All-Star selections from 2015 through 2018. In 2019, Posey went .257 at the plate to go with only seven home runs.
Posey is a six-time All-Star for his career. He has also won one Gold Glove to go with four Silver Slugger awards. He has a career .302 batting average to go with 140 home runs and 673 RBIs.
No player in MLB history has hit for the home run cycle
Hitting for the cycle is hard to do as few players can get a single, double, triple, and a home run all in the same day. Hitting for a home run cycle, though, is nearly impossible.
A home run cycle is when someone hits a solo home run, two-run home run, a three-run home run, and a grand slam. USA Today reported in 2019 that no player in MLB history has hit for a home run cycle.
Several players have hit four home runs in one game, the last coming in 2017 according to MLB.com, but none have been able to achieve the cycle.
Posey’s sister hit for the home run cycle
Buster’s sister, Samantha Posey, played college softball at Valdosta State, and she ultimately accomplished the almost impossible feat of hitting for a home run cycle. It was in a doubleheader, but in April 2011 she, indeed, hit a solo homer, a two-run homer, a three-run homer, and a grand slam all in the same day.
Oh, and she had an RBI double, so she drove in 11 total runs on the day as her team won 13-0 and 16-0, and both games ended after 4-and-a-half innings, according to ESPN.
“You go in the [batter’s] box and sometimes you’re really comfortable. That’s when I know I’m going to hit,” Posey said to the Valdosta Daily Times, according to ESPN. “I felt really comfortable in the box.”
For Buster, he has, obviously, never accomplished the home run cycle in the MLB. If he ever did it before coming to the majors — or has ever done it in a doubleheader — it hasn’t been widely reported.
Buster Posey has been one of the best players in the majors throughout the past decade. Hitting seems to run in his family.
Stats courtesy of Baseball Reference