San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was named the 2012 National League Most Valuable Player Thursday afternoon.
Posey, 25, has racked up a number of awards this year, including Comeback Player of the Year, a National League batting title, the NL Hank Aaron Award for best hitter, and a NL Silver Slugger for best hitter at his position.
In 2010, he was named NL Rookie of the Year. Posey, a 2012 All Star, batted .336 this year, while hitting 24 home runs and driving in 103 runs.
He was part of both World Series championship teams for the Giants, in 2010 and this year.
The MVP is chosen by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
-- Bay City News