It took a red glittery thong, “the beard” and a group of young misfits to bring the Giants their first World Series title since 1954. They had won their previous championship in New York, before moving out west in 1958. And while the team has had great talent in the past, they had been unable to bring the Bay Area its first title until now.
No one predicted a win for the black and orange and even the fans had given up on the team several times throughout the season. But the Giants defeated the Texas Rangers 3-1 in Game 5, to become the 2010 champions of baseball. The Giants won on the strength of their incredible young pitchers proving the old baseball adage that good pitching wins baseball games. Despite their big bats, the Rangers became the first team since 1966 to get shut out twice in a World Series.
Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants, your 2010 World Series champions! Fans can find the Giants championship gear here.