Remington: A century-plus of Giant achievements

From Alex Remington at The Hardball Times on November 3, 2014:

Led by a dominating starting pitcher, the Giants won the World Series. They did it just last Wednesday. They did it 109 years ago.

This year’s was the eighth World Championship in the history of the Giants franchise; they won five while based in New York and have taken three — all in the past five years — since their 1958 move to San Francisco. This moves them into a tie with the Boston Red Sox for fourth in championships won, behind only the Athletics (nine), Cardinals (11) and Yankees (27).

Madison Bumgarner and Christy Mathewson neatly bookend those titles, each having delivered overwhelming pitching performances in three Series games. In between, the Giants have fielded an impressive roster of October heroes: John McGraw. Bill Terry. Carl Hubbell. Mel Ott. Willie Mays. Buster Posey. Here’s a look at how they earned their everlasting glory in those eight Fall Classics, counting backwards.

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Originally published: November 3, 2014. Last Updated: November 3, 2014.