SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The San Francisco Giants announced today that three-time World Series Champion and seven-time All-Star Buster Posey has become a member of the team’s ownership group. This marks the first time in franchise history that a former player has joined the organization as a principal partner and member of the Board of Directors.
“Upon his retirement last year, Buster said that he would always stay involved with the organization and when he approached us to express his interest in joining the ownership group, we were thrilled that he wanted to make this type of commitment. It is rare for a former player to join his own team’s ownership with the desire to have an active role,” said Giants Chairman Greg Johnson.
“I’m excited to have Buster serve on our Board of Directors where his unique perspective and valuable insights will be a benefit to both our business and baseball decisions. His lived experience within the organization, from the clubhouse to the community, will further make him a great thought partner for me, Larry, Farhan and others.”
When Posey retired in 2021 after his 12-year Major League career with the Giants, he became just the fifth player in Giants history to play their entire career with the franchise. He will also be the youngest member of the ownership group, at 35 years of age, which brings yet another dimension of perspective and thought to this multi-generational game.
“I feel deeply connected to the Giants and the San Francisco Bay Area and hope that my perspective as a former player will be beneficial in growing the game and assisting the organization to build the next championship team both on and off the field,” said Posey. “I have always had such great respect for the ownership group, many of whom I’ve gotten to know through the years, who provided the support for me and my teammates to achieve the successes we did. I also believe that I can learn so much by surrounding myself with business leaders who have been at the top of their respective industries.”
Posey joins the San Francisco Baseball Associates LLC ownership group as the 31st principal partner. Johnson serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Control Person and is a member of MLB’s Competition Committee.
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