Thank you, Buster Posey: Giants legend announces retirement

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — It’s an emotional day in the Bay Area as San Francisco Giants’ legend Buster Posey officially announced his retirement from baseball on Thursday.

After 12 years as a catcher in Orange and Black, Posey announced from Oracle Park that he has retired from the team.

Holding back tears, #28 said he has fulfilled a lifetime dream of becoming a professional baseball player.

When asked why he is retiring, Posey said he wants to spend more time with his family February through November, and he said baseball has taken a toll on his body.

He thanked his wife, four children, his parents, teammates, front office staff, coaches, medical staff, teammates and lastly — Giants fans, who he said is more than a fan base, but a community.

Posey couldn’t leave without talking about some of his career highlights, stating those parts of the games are moments he will never forget.

Thank you, Buster Posey.

You can watch the full press conference above.

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