For San Francisco Giants’ fans, it’s all sinking in, the three World Series championships in the last five seasons, the epic one-man heroics from ace Madison Bumgarner, the unlikely yet crucial contributions from youngsters, journeymen and afterthoughts.
That’s the wake emanating from the good ship Giants with skipper Bruce Bochy – his Hall of Fame ensign being readied for run-up at the appropriate time – at the helm, cruising toward an off-season whose uncertainties (Pablo Sandoval, pitching rotation, to name two) will be less vexing because of the four-games-to-three victory over the ever-ready Kansas City Royals.
The back-and-forth of the 2014 series marked it as the biggest challenge among many faced by the Giants since this run of greatness began in 2010. Each game seemed to mark a change in momentum, mileposts for either renewed hope or unwelcome dismay. It bucked statistical trends and common sense and marked the Giants organization as baseball’s one true thing.
So here’s a chance to become immersed in those seven October games, a week of baseball that minted the Giants as this century’s first major-league dynasty. Stories, opinion columns, notes and photo galleries by The Bee’s reporters and photojournalists from each of the seven games are included.
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