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Posey accepts AFL Hall of Fame plaque

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey works out during a spring training baseball practice, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) (Matt York/AP)
March 21, 2019

Before he was a Rookie of the Year, MVP or three-time World Series champion with the Giants, Buster Posey was playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions as a prospect in the Arizona Fall League.Last season, Posey was inducted into the Arizona Fall League's Hall of Fame. And on Thursday he accepted

Before he was a Rookie of the Year, MVP or three-time World Series champion with the Giants, Buster Posey was playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions as a prospect in the Arizona Fall League.
Last season, Posey was inducted into the Arizona Fall League's Hall of Fame. And on Thursday he accepted his plaque at Scottsdale Stadium, which also happens to be the Spring Training homer of the Giants.
"I just want to thank the Arizona Fall League for this honor, being inducted into their Hall of Fame," Posey said. "A lot of good memories from playing here in Scottsdale, a decade ago now. Obviously great players have come through and honed their skills here. So thank you again."
Posey played for the Scorpions in 2009 after making his seven-game Major League debut as a 22-year-old that season. He played in 19 Fall League games, hitting .225/.345/.338 with a pair of home runs.
The next season, Posey took over as San Francisco's starting catcher, won the National League Rookie of the Year Award and helped lead the Giants to a World Series title.
Posey and umpires Ted Barrett and Jeff Nelson make up the 2018 AFL Hall of Fame class.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.