Buster Posey might not get to see this year’s MLB season, but that doesn’t mean he’s a very inspiring player, getting the Lou Gerhig Memorial Award of 2020.
Buster seems to be a different kind of player nowadays; he’s taking a year off from baseball to take care of his family, which got even bigger by adopting two little girl twins. However, Posey has a great character and integrity that finally gave him the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, presented by Phi Delta Theta.
Lou Gehrig was a Yankees player who had a strong impact on his community, and therefore, the fraternity is giving this award every year since 1955 to such inspiring player like Buster Posey.
Congrats to @BusterPosey of the @SFGiants, this year’s recipient of the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award. The award lives at the @baseballhall in Cooperstown, NY and is awarded to the @MLB player who best exemplifies the giving character of Lou Gehrig. https://t.co/W2txMYMBpj pic.twitter.com/N8BZ0IS0s2
— Phi Delta Theta (@phidelt) July 29, 2020
Posey joins Barry Zito as the two SanFranciscoGiants players awarded with this prize, with Zito being awarded on 2012, the year the Giants became World Series champions for the second time in three years.