Through his career with the San Francisco Giants, my wife and I watched as Buster gunned down runners, hit home runs and guided the SF pitching staff day after day to win after win. All the time he remained humble, calm and focused. I knew I wanted to commemorate this incredible player's major league career.
Buster helped lead the Giants to three World Series wins in San Francisco.
After seeing his drive throughout the years it was only fitting the title should be called "Driven", because if there is one word to describe him, that seems the most fitting.
BUSTER POSEY #28
About the Sculpture
The day is warm and the home crowd at AT&T Park is shouting out the name of their favorite catcher who has just taken to bat at the plate. A seasoned and steely nerved pitcher is on the mound and he means to serve this hungry youngster a healthy serving of strikes -- but he's misjudged this one. He may look like a kid fresh out of college, but he's an old soul and knows how to read a pitcher. Throughout the game he's been watching him...checking his timing and movement. He knows what he likes to throw and when.
The pitcher slightly nods to his catcher and then enters the windup. In a flash, his arm whips forward and the wrist snaps as a white bullet races for the plate. The young batter spies the spin of the seams as it leaves the pitcher's hand, but he's anticipated what's coming; the spin just verifies it. With his keen eye on the ball, Buster aims to ruin another opposing pitcher's day and put yet another run on the scoreboard.
Medium: Bronze (from Lost Wax)
Mounted on a back granite base