San Francisco Giant Buster Posey was named one of five finalists for the National League Most Valuable Player award today. Posey can become the first former San Jose Giant to win an MVP award in the major leagues. In fact, recent years have seen several “firsts” for former San Jose Giants…
First former SJ Giant to win a Cy Young Award: Tim Lincecum – 2008 (and again in 2009)
First former SJ Giant to throw a no-hitter: Jonathan Sanchez – July 10, 2009
First former SJ Giant to win a Rookie of the Year award: Buster Posey – 2010
First former SJ Giant to throw a perfect game: Matt Cain – June 13, 2012
First former SJ Giant to win the World Series MVP: Pablo Sandoval – 2012
Will Posey and the MVP be next?
The National League MVP award winner will be announced on Thursday, November 15.