Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning the championship in the 110th MLB World Series. 2014 marks their third victory in the series, following 2010 and 2012.
The series spanned the entire seven games against their opponent, the Kansas City Royals. Prior to this game, they surprisingly defeated the Oakland A’s since many fans were looking forward to a repeated Battle of the Bay (S.F. Giants versus Oakland A’s) which last happened in 1989 (and interrupted by the Loma Prieta earthquake). The Royals fought hard to snatch the World Series championship title from the Giants. In the sixth game, they scored an astonishing 10-0 against the Giants. But the seventh game, the Giants overtook the Royals 3-2—behind timely hits by Pablo Sandoval, Hunter Pence, and the game-winning swing by Michael Morse.
The 2014 World Series games also establish a few historical precedents. Did you know…
- This was the San Francisco Giants’ first Game 7 victory in a best-of-7 World Series.
- This was the first World Series which involved a team that played in the additional wild card game instituted in 2012.
- This was the first World Series in which both teams competed in a play-in game since the Division Series was added in 1994.
- This was the first World Series in which both teams achieved fewer than 90 wins during the regular season.
- This was the first World Series which had at least five games decided by five or more runs.
- It was the second World Series that pitted two wild card teams against one another.
- It was the second World Series since 2002 to span seven total games.
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