Go ahead, say it. It's no longer mere fantasy or sheer folly to do so. A rare mix of veteran rejects and budding stars completed an unlikely ascent to the Major League summit Monday night, allowing all to repeat a five-word phrase never before heard:
World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The Giants made franchise history with a 3-1 triumph over the Rangers in Game 5 of the World Series, ignoring their underdog status to capture the 106th Fall Classic, four games to one.
An unlikely hero combined with a likely one to elevate San Francisco to new heights
Edgar Renteria, who's contemplating retirement after enduring a season in which he played a career-low 72 games, belted a seventh-inning home run to account for the Giants' scoring. Renteria hit .412 (7-for-17) with two home runs and six RBIs and was elected Most Valuable Player for the Series.