Giant Success! San Francisco Wins the World Series!
Much to the chagrin of 3U3D’s Angelo Fileccia and Jeremy Dorn the San Francisco Giants completed their sweep of the Detroit Tigers to win their 2nd World Series title in three years. Pablo Sandoval took home World Series MVP honors, in part to his three-homer game in game one. The Giants went on a fantastic run, where they battled back from being down two games in both the National League Division Series and National League Championship series.
Here are some quick stat hits that I’ve seen so far. A few from @ESPNStatsInfo on Twitter.
-Giants are 1st team to win two World Series in three years since the New York Yankees won three straight titles from 1998-2000 and the first NL team to accomplish the feat since the “Big Red Machine” Cincinnati Reds won back-to-back titles in 1975-76
-Giants are the 1st NL team to sweep to victory in the World Series since the 1990 Reds
-World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval is the first non-Yankee to have a .500 batting average and three home runs in a World Series. Sandoval joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig (who did it twice), and Hideki Matsui as the only players to accomplish this.
-The Tigers have now lost seven straight World Series games, the longest streak by an AL team in MLB history. They also join the 2007 Rockies and the 1990 Athletics to win their Championship Series with a sweep and then lose the World Series with a sweep
-Miguel Cabrera is the 1st Triple Crown winner to make the final out of his team’s season in the playoffs
-Giants pitcher Matt Cain’s 2012 season: In order, signed $127 million extention making him the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in history, pitched the 1st perfect game in Giants franchise history, became just the 6th Giants pitcher to start the All-Star Game, won the game five of the NLDS, won game seven of the NLCS, and started the title-clinching game four of the World Series. I’d say he’s having a pretty good 2012.
We’ve reached that sad time where the MLB season is over. BUT, 3U3D isn’t going anywhere! Depending on what happens with Hurricane Sandy, we’ll have a new podcast this week and we hope to bring you a very special San Francisco Giants guest. We’ll cover all the hot stove action in the offseason and how we think teams did with their signings on the blog and podcast. Plus, it’s a special year where we have the World Baseball Classic! The next qualifiers are just a short time away on November 15th! Should be a great time and thanks for all of your support, October has been our best month ever!
-Bryan Mapes (@IAmMapes)