The Daily Sauce — Jan. 27, 2023: FSU Baseball to Retire Posey’s Jersey
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The Daily Sauce — Jan. 27, 2023: FSU Baseball to Retire Posey’s Jersey

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Lead Story

As a player, former Florida State baseball catcher Buster Posey was nothing short of elite. Come March, he’ll be in elite company.

FSU announced on Thursday that it will retire Posey’s jersey prior to the March 11 contest against Pittsburgh at Dick Howser Stadium. A 3-year starter and 2-time All-ACC performer, Posey was a Unanimous All-American in 2008 and the winner of the Golden Spikes Award.

During his time at FSU, Posey hit .398 with 33 home runs and 206 RBIs. As a junior in 2008, Posey batted an ungodly .463 with 26 homers and 93 RBIs. A 2-way player for part of his career, he also posted a stellar 1.04 career ERA in 10 career pitching appearances. In a contest against Savannah State in 2008, Posey played all nine positions.

Posey would go on to star for the San Francisco Giants during a 12-year career in Major League Baseball. Posey was a 7-time All-Star, the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year, the 2012 National League MVP and the 2016 Gold Glove winner. The former standout will join Dick Howser, J.D. Drew and Mike Martin as the only players in FSU baseball history to have their jerseys retired.

Between the Lines for Jan. 26, 2023

Women’s basketball: (24) FSU 47, (7) Notre Dame 70

On the Agenda for Jan. 27, 2023

Track and field at Razorback Invitational

Women’s tennis vs. Arkansas, 1 p.m. ET (ITA Kickoff at Stanford)

Swimming and diving vs. Tampa, 2 p.m. ET

Men’s tennis vs. San Diego, 3 p.m. ET (ITA Kickoff in Waco)

Rolling News and Notes

FSU softball was picked by the ACC coaches to win the conference. The Seminoles also placed five players on the preseason All-ACC team. Representing FSU were infielders Devyn Flaherty and Mack Leonard, pitcher Kathryn Sandercock, outfielder Kaley Mudge and utility Kaleigh Harding.

FSU football’s spring game is set for April 15.

FSU football received a commitment from 2024 4-star wide receiver Tawaski Abrams on Thursday. The Seminoles now own the No. 3 class for 2024, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

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Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is the lead writer for Double Fries No Slaw and has more than 10 years of experience in online and print journalism. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 and has had his work featured at numerous prominent publications such as Fox Sports, the Associated Press, Athlon Sports, Yahoo Sports and Sports Illustrated among others. Prior to joining Double Fries No Slaw, Mike was the founder and editor of The Daily Nole. He also serves as the managing editor for Fifth Quarter and is a contributor for Athlon Sports, Fish Stripes and Orlando Pinstriped Post. Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Haines City, Fla. and have two daughters.