Posey adds FSU flavor to All-Star Game
July, 10, 2012
By David M. Hale | ESPN Insider
Tim Heitman/US PresswireSan Francisco's Buster Posey will be the fourth Seminole to play in the All-Star Game.The best of Major League Baseball take the field tonight in Kansas City for the annual All-Star game, and behind the plate for the National League will be Florida State's Buster Posey.
It's no surprise that Posey earned the honor, leading the way in fan voting among catchers in his third season with the San Francisco Giants. Posey is hitting .289 with 10 homers and 43 RBI this season, and with a Rookie of the Year award and a World Series ring already on his resume, he's clearly established himself as one of the top catchers in the game.
What is surprising is the relatively small sample of FSU alums to have preceded Posey in the All-Star game. Of the 61 former Seminoles to have played in the majors, Posey is just the fourth to be named to an All-Star team, and he's just the second in the past 25 years.
Here's the full list:
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11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State