About Buster and Kristen
Gerald Dempsey “Buster” Posey III was born in Leesburg, Georgia. Posey, the oldest of four children. His nickname, “Buster,” came from his father’s childhood nickname. Kristen also hails from Leesburg, where she and Buster met while taking the SATs in high school. They were married in 2009 in Leesburg.
Kristen and Buster welcomed their twins Lee Dempsey Posey and Addison Lynn Posey, who were born in 2011. Kristen and Buster and the twins now make their home in the Bay Area, along with Benji, their German shepherd and Chapin, their Springer Spaniel. The Poseys love country music, especially the sounds of their hometown friend (and American Idol favorite) Phillip Phillips.
Buster is not only a premier catcher in Major League Baseball but, when he’s not playing, he and his wife Kristen have made it their mission to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer, and, most importantly, visiting with children and families battling cancer.
In The News
May 24th, 2018
Giants’ Buster Posey visits kids at Houston cancer center, where he awarded grantClick to Watch Video
September 29th, 2018
Posey helps spread childhood cancer awarenessClick to Watch Video
September 17, 2018
Buster and Kristen Posey raise $700K at gala to battle pediatric cancer
Even with season-ending hip surgery, S.F. Giants slugger Buster Posey still hit it outta AT&T Park Sept. 13Click for Full Article
October 02, 2017
Buster and Kristen Posey Host the 2nd Annual BP28 Gala
It was a $650K at-bat for San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey recently at AT&T Park where he and his wife, Kristen Posey, hosted their second BP28 gala. Under the auspices of the Buster and Kristen Posey Fund, the couple are fighting a battle against pediatric cancer — and their on-field and Club Level fete benefited the Children’s Cancer Fund at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals…Click for Full Article
September 12, 2017
Catcher Buster Posey Champions Pediatric Cancer Awareness
Most people know Buster Posey as the famous catcher for the San Francisco Giants. At just 30 years old, he’s already won three World Series over his career, which began with him earning Rookie of the Year in 2010. He has been an All-Star five times and was named National League MVP in 2012. But what many people don’t know about Posey is that he is also on a mission to help kids with cancer…Click for Full Article
July 17, 2017
Young Cancer Patients Get a Visit from San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey
On Tuesday the Poseys visited John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek with Giants hats, Buster hug blankets and lots of sharpie pens for autographs. One patient, Samantha Smith, 7, met Buster a year ago as a patient at John Muir Medical Center …Click for Full Article
September 19, 2016
Posey Family Foundation Takes on Pediatric Cancer
It wasn’t your typical mob scene when the S.F. Giants three-time World Series Champ and MVP catcher Buster Posey paid a recent visit to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The hospital’s Creative Art Studio was filled with young cancer patients dressed in an array of Posey 28 jerseys and hospital gowns …Click for Full Article
September 12, 2016
Buster Posey & Dick Vitale Visit UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
SAN FRANCISCO — Touched by what he was seeing in front of him, Dick Vitale leaned over and whispered into Buster Posey’s ear in the playroom of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Tuesday morning. Dozens of children with cancer and their parents crowded into the room to meet the San Francisco Giants catcher. And a woman in front of Vitale and Posey was hugging her baby while tears streamed down her face…Click for Full Article
August 18, 2016
Giants’ Buster Posey Gives Hugs and Leaves Smiles
They’re known as Buster hugs, typically dispensed after the Giants win a World Series or throw a no-hitter. On such occasions, catcher Buster Posey races joyously to the mound and wraps his arms around the pitcher, just about squeezing the air out of the poor fellow …Click for Full Article
April 21, 2016
Becoming a Father Has Turned Buster Posey into a Cancer Fighter
Something changes in a man when he becomes a parent. Heck, maybe everything changes. Priorities get rearranged. Selfishness vanishes. And emotions he doesn’t know even existed show themselves. And, particularly in the case of Buster Posey, the star catcher of the San Francisco Giants, purpose becomes more clear. “It’s perspective,” Posey told Yahoo Sports this week. “Until you have kids, it’s hard to understand the love you can have for a child.” …Click for Full Article
April 18, 2016
Buster and Kristen Join Fight Against Pediatric Cancer
Giants catcher Buster Posey and his wife, Kristen, are joining the fight against pediatric cancer. The Poseys plan to help raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research and will appear together at a Wednesday news conference at AT&T Park to announce the focus of their philanthropic efforts…Click for Full Article
Buster’s Achievements on the Field
Buster is one of the most decorated players in the history of baseball – just the second player ever to have won Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and three World Series rings.
This success comes as little surprise; Buster has been a superstar since he was a teenager. At Lee County High School in Georgia, he played for the USA Junior Olympic team and was state Player of the Year and an All-American. At Florida State University, he was consensus National Player of the Year, an Academic All-American and signed for the largest bonus in draft history.
He was the 2009 Topps Minor League Player of the Year, and a year later earned National League Rookie of the Year honors while helping the Giants win the World Series. The progression has not stopped, as he led San Francisco to two more championships in 2012 and 2014 and in 2012 won the National League Most Valuable Player Award, which had not gone to a catcher in 40 years.
Northern Californians have adopted Buster as one of their own, as he led the Giants to 3-World Series Championships – he is the longest tenured Giant, and not only the face of the Giants franchise but one of the faces of MLB.
“You’ve got to say he’s a rare example of any phenom that stands up and does the job. He throws well. Calls the game. He’s got it all.”
– Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench
“He comes across as being genuine, very humble. And even at his young age, he comes across as being a leader. I think the players look up to him. Even the players that were here before him seem to look up to him. That means a lot."
– Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey
2010, 2012 & 2014
3 World Series Championship teams
Rookie of the Year
National League MVP
2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
6 All Star Selections
National League Batting Champion
National League Hank Aaron Award
2012, 2014 & 2015
Silver Slugger Award Winner at Catcher
Rawlings NL Gold Glove at Catcher
National League Comeback Player of the Year
Willie Mac Award Winner
It is what he and Kristen are accomplishing off the field that is having a significant impact on the many children and families. Buster and Kristen have raised over $2.1 million since 2016, catalyzing others to support this work.