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An NL team won the Fall Classic for the third straight season, a run that has not happened since the early 1980's. This was the first sweep for an NL team since Cincinnati put the broom to the Oakland A's in 1990.
Kudos to the San Franciso Giants, they are the San Franciso treats. The Giants put away the favorite Tigers Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep. Pablo Sandoval, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda, finished 8-for-16 and was named the series MVP.
The Tigers came in as hot as anybody, but after sweeping the Yankes they had to sit for six days. Detroit hit only .159 and were outscored 16-6.
The Giants trailed2-0 in the best-of-five division series, they rallied for three straight victories in Cincinnati. Trailing the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 in the NLCS, they again took three in a row. The Giants concluded the month with seven straight victories and their seventh world series title.
Buster Posey was the only player who was in the starting lineup when San Francisco beat Texas in the 2010 clincher. The Giants payroll ranked 7th overall totally just under $118 million.
San Francisco became the first NL team since the Cincinnati Reds in the mid-1970s to win two titles in a three-year span.
The Giants also became the first champion that hit the fewest home runs in the majors during the regular season but went on to win the series since St. Louis in 1982.