For the second time in three years the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. They were certainly not a favourite going into the 2012 Major League Baseball playoffs, but they did manage to emerge victorious. Fans of the team and baseball historians will enjoy every moment of this season’s World Series narrated by San Francisco native Benjamin Bratt.
We start with a look at the 2012 season and how general manager Bruce Bochy put together the winning side. The regular season was an up and down one for the Giants with Melky Cabrera being suspended for 50 games for violating the league’s substance rules, the loss of closer Brian Wilson due to injury, the inconsistent pitching of Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito, the addition to the line up of firecracker Hunter Pence, and probably most importantly the return to the line up of catcher Buster Posey.
The San Francisco Giants’ victory was not an ordinary one. They were underdogs pretty much all the way through, but their timely hitting, solid defense and shutdown pitching won it all for them. The team was of the never say die variety as they won 6 elimination games throughout the playoffs. Obviously meaning there was a lot of character on the Giants. Their pitching also really came through for them as they threw 4 shutouts. A team of destiny, the Giants won their last 7 games in a row including a 4 game sweep in the World Series of the Detroit Tigers.
Using the snippets of all the games, interviews and highlight reel moments the journey of the San Francisco Giants is laid out for you to watch again or enjoy for the first time. You also get Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. The World Series was over in the minimum of 4 games, but that does not mean it wasn’t without its tense and wonderful moments. Pablo Sandoval hit 3 home runs in game 1, Giants’ pitching threw back-to-back shutouts in games 2 and 3 and finally the 10 inning game 4. Watching the Giants celebrate their championship in game 4 in the rain is amazing viewing.