Giants Buster Posey emerges as the new "Face of Baseball"

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU and wires) – San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, who has won a National League MVP and three World Series titles in his five full seasons in the big leagues, has been selected by fans as the new "Face of Major League Baseball' replacing retired Yankees star Derek Jeter.

Posey, who has a career batting average of .308 with 83 homers and 352 RBIs, beat out New York Mets third baseman David Wright for the honor in the online voting from fans across the nation.

Along the way, Posey topped Oakland Athletics reliever Sean Doolittle in the semifinals and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout in the semifinals.

The award doesn't have a physical award, but is still considered a great honor. Voting for the honor was hosted by

Jeter was the long-time face in baseball for his on-field play and off-field persona.