10/30/2014 | Giants' latest title offers questions, answers
Should a Fortune 500 company hire Brian Sabean as chief operating officer? Is Sergio Romo really gone? Is Brandon Crawford better than everybody realizes? How will Bruce Bochy look in bronze? What we learned about the Giants -- these issues and others -- during their circuitous yet fascinating route to their third World Series title in five seasons are addressed here.
10/30/2014 | Bumgarner's feat the best in Game 7 lore
More than a few Game 7s have lacked the tension, distinction and splendor that legendary penultimate games provided. And then the Giants and Royals struck a mighty blow for Game 7s Wednesday night, reclaiming for the final scheduled game a sense of supremacy.
10/30/2014 | Hall-worthy: World Series artifacts sent to Cooperstown
Less than 24 hours after the final out of Game 7, representatives of the Hall of Fame were on their way back to Cooperstown with many of the iconic items of the 2014 World Series, including caps worn by Madison Bumgarner, Bruce Bochy and Yordano Ventura, and Buster Posey's champagne-soaked jersey.
10/30/2014 | Giants garner 13 GIBBY Award nominations
You don't make a run to the World Series without a few spectacular hitters, pitchers, leaders, performances, moments and storylines along the way. That was certainly the case for the Giants this season, which is why they're so well represented in this year's nominations for MLB.com's Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Awards.
10/30/2014 | Pence, Panda leave marks on Series record book
Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval each tied the all-time record with 12 hits during the World Series. Pence had at least one hit in every game of the Fall Classic, and Sandoval set a single-postseason record with 26 hits during the Giants' run to a third title in five seasons.
10/30/2014 | Morse saves best for last with Series-winning RBI
Michael Morse drove in a couple of runs in Game 7 of the World Series, the first on a second-inning sacrifice fly and the second on a single in the fourth that proved to be the Series-winning RBI in a game the Giants won, 3-2, to capture their third World Series title in the past five seasons.
10/30/2014 | Giants execs savor fitting end to title quest
This year's Giants gave team president and CEO Larry Baer much to appreciate, including their professional attitude, and general manager Brian Sabean also was immensely proud of the club.
10/30/2014 | Hudson's first taste of postseason celebration is sweet
Postseasons are nothing to new to Tim Hudson. He's played in seven of them. But postseason celebrations? He had never been a part of one until Wednesday night. So even though he is the elder statesman of the Giants, Hudson -- wide-eyed, grinning from ear to ear -- looked a little rookie-ish as he celebrated with his teammates.
10/30/2014 | Giants' World Series victory parade slated for today
Though the Giants clinched the World Series on the road in Kansas City, fans will have an opportunity to celebrate the 2014 title today when the club returns home for a victory parade.
10/30/2014 | Bumgarner makes October his time
Every once in a while a player rises to the highest level on the largest stage by seizing the moment and making it his own. Madison Bumgarner did just that.
10/30/2014 | MadBum seals MVP with outing, postseason for the ages
We have never seen anything quite like Madison Bumgarner on this postseason stage and in this Fall Classic. The Giants claimed their third title in five seasons in a 3-2 Game 7 victory in which Bumgarner cemented his obvious, unanimous claim to the Most Valuable Player Award.
10/30/2014 | Did you know? Panda's mark among Game 7 intrigue
From Giants ace Madison Bumgarner continuing to make history (this time out of the bullpen) to Pablo Sandoval completing a record-setting postseason of his own, Game 7 of the 2014 Fall Classic provided plenty more material for the baseball annals.
10/30/2014 | Watching the Giants is watching history unfold
The Giants winning three World Series in five seasons is not exactly the same as the Yankees winning five straight from 1949 to 1953, but that era and this one don't much resemble each other. The current era is one of parity in baseball. Winning three World Series in five seasons is not supposed to happen. So when it does, we are witnessing history.
10/30/2014 | Giants' three titles include nine constants
While the Giants' roster has changed during their three-titles-in-five-seasons run, nine names have remained a constant, driving this extended postseason success.
10/30/2014 | Too soon to think about future, Panda revels in present
There was no way Pablo Sandoval was going to talk much about his impending free agency. Not when the champagne was still spraying, and the music was blaring. Sandoval recorded the last out of the World Series when he caught Salvador Perez's foul pop up. Would it be his final play in a Giants uniform? You'll have to stay tuned.
10/30/2014 | MLB.com Shop makes it easy to dress like a champion
#ChampionsTogether has replaced #OctoberTogether as the official Giants hashtag, and that is an apt phrase as the rush has begun to find the same stuff that MVP Madison Bumgarner, Pablo Sandoval and the rest of the team were wearing after winning their third Fall Classic in the last five seasons.
10/30/2014 | Haul of fame: Series artifacts bound for Cooperstown
Caps from Madison Bumgarner and Bruce Bochy, a bat from Pablo Sandoval and spikes from Game 7 winning pitcher Jeremy Affeldt were among the final artifacts that representatives from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum curated in the celebratory Giants clubhouse after their 3-2 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night.
10/30/2014 | Seven-game Series fitting way for Selig to go out
It took the full seven games before the 2014 World Series was decided Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. And that was only fitting. This was the 22nd Fall Classic that Allan H. (Bud) Selig has presided over. And also the last. Selig will step down as Major League Baseball's Commissioner in January, handing the reins to Chief Operating Officer and Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred.
10/30/2014 | Giants fans gather for another championship party
As Pablo Sandoval collapsed to the ground, the Giants' third World Series title in five seasons nestled securely in his glove, the throng of Giants fans watching on a big screen TV thousands of miles away at San Francisco's Civic Center jumped up and down in celebration.
10/30/2014 | Panik doesn't panic on crucial double play
Giants second baseman Joe Panik practices flipping the ball with his glove before games, and it came into play during Game 6 of the World Series.
10/30/2014 | Oct. 29 Bochy, Bumgarner postgame interviews
Giants manager Bruce Bochy and left-hander Madison Bumgarner address the media after Game 7 of the World Series.
10/30/2014 | Smallville: Giants show off fundamentals on big stage
Using two sacrifice flies and a single to right, the Giants scored just enough runs to back up an amazing pitching performance by Madison Bumgarner and Co., wrapping up a postseason run that proved that there are many different ways to manufacture runs in October.
10/29/2014 | Giants were prepared to use 'pen however necessary
Once Madison Bumgarner entered World Series Game 7, he did not speak to anyone about his workload. When Bumgarner consulted pitching coach Dave Righetti, the two discussed only strategy -- at least until Bumgarner walked off the mound after the eighth. At that point, he needed to do nothing more than glance at Righetti.
10/29/2014 | Did you know: Bumgarner makes history
Madison Bumgarner completed his dominant 2014 postseason in historic fashion on Wednesday night, locking down a scoreless five-inning save to seal the Giants' third World Series title in five years.
10/29/2014 | Giants turn two after replay overturns safe call
Giants manager Bruce Bochy came out on the winning end of a replay challenge in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. The Royals' Eric Hosmer dove headfirst into first base trying to break up a double play in the third inning, and he was ruled safe by umpire Eric Cooper. But after a two-minute, 57-second review, the call was overturned and Hosmer was ruled out.
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