SAN JOSE (CBS 5 / AP) ― He’s not just the National League Rookie of the Year.

Buster Posey is a world champion with the San Francisco Giants.

He’s also a special source of pride in San Jose.

Sure, Posey may have been born in Georgia and played college ball at Florida State, but San Jose claims Posey as one of their own.

It’s there that Posey started out in the minor leagues, playing for the San Jose Giants.

Team president Jim Weyermann said he remembered watching as Posey got drilled in the head with a 92 mph fastball. Not long after, Posey spent more than 90 minutes signing baseballs and taking pictures with fans.

The now 23-year-old left a lasting impression in San Jose.

The Giants dugout store expects new merchandise soon honoring Posey’s rookie achievement.

(Copyright 2010 by CBS Broadcasting Inc. and The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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