|Members of the San Francisco Giants gather on the pitching mound |
as they celebrate defeating the Rangers in Game 5 on Monday
night, clinching the World Series title.
(Brian Snyder / Reuters / November 2, 2010)
So the drought is over, San Francisco can now celebrate their World Series victory, the first ever in the 56 year history of baseball in the City by the Bay. Who are the players who struggled for years in San Francisco, getting close in 1962, 1989, and 2002; only to lose to the NY Yankees, Oakland A’s, and Anaheim Angels respectively?
Here is a sample list of players, some Hall of Famers, some no namers; a couple of fathers and sons too. A few were lucky enough to win a title either before or after their stay in San Francisco. Hopefully the others can enjoy a bit of the warmth that a World Series title can spread.
Felipe Alou and son Moises Alou
Jim Ray Hart
Bobby Bonds and son Barry Bonds
What do they say, timing is everything; while the city of San Francisco was celebrating shortly after the last out Monday evening, their former hero and home run hitter Barry Bonds was getting a traffic ticket in Beverly Hills for talking on his cell phone while driving.