San Francisco Giants has won 8 World Series Ring. Five World Series Rings were won as New York Giants in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933 and 1954.
While the rest of the World Series ring was won in year 2010, 2012 and 2014 after moving to San Francisco.
1905 New York World Series Ring
Before the Series began, the Oakland Athletics also known as Philadelphia Athletics then were already at a major disadvantage.
For the Series, they were without the services of Rube Waddell, who was arguably their best pitcher that year.
Furthermore, the reason for Waddell’s absence was listed as a shoulder injury from some sort of ‘wrestling match’ with teammate Andy Coakley.
Though in years since some have speculated that Waddell was actually bribed or ‘paid off’ to fake the injury and thus not play in the Series.
However, Philadelphia manager Connie Mack, however, refused to believe this theory, finding it ridiculous.
McGraw had previously referred to the Athletics as a “white elephant”, which the club defiantly adopted as a symbolic mascot.
At the conference at home plate before Game 1, A’s team captain Lave Cross gave McGraw a wrapped package, which turned out to contain a toy white elephant.
McGraw responded with a last laugh, easily defeating the A’s in the Series. Claiming their first franchise World Series Ring.
1921 New York Giants World Series Ring
New York Giants won the World Series by defeating the New York Yankees 5-3 and winning their second World Series Ring
Although the Yankees has Babe Ruth who was coming off what was arguably his best year ever statistically.
Also, the World Series permanently switched to a best-of-seven game format and it remained ever since.
1922 New York Giants World Series Ring
This game prove to be Giant’s manager John McGraw’s third and final World Series Ring.
1933 New York Giants World Series Ring
The Giants defeated the Washington Senators in five games for their first championship since 1922 and their fourth overall.
Key to the Giants’ World Series triumph was the pitching of aces “King” Carl Hubbell and “Prince” Hal Schumacher.
1954 New York Giants World Series Ring
The Giants swept the Series in four games to win their first world series ring since 1933.
Defeating the heavily favored Cleveland Indians, who had won an AL-record 111 games in the 154-game regular season (a record since broken by the 1998 New York Yankees with 114 and again by the 2001 Seattle Mariners with 116, tying the 1906 Chicago Cubs for the most wins in a season).
2010 San Francisco Giants World Series Ring
The San Francisco Giants defeated the Texas Rangers four games to one.
Furthermore, this World Series win was the first for the Giants since moving to San Francisco in 1958 (Previously the Giants had won the 1954 World Series).
Edgar Renteria earned World Series MVP honors.
Lastly, this earned the San Francisco Giants their 6th World Series Ring.
2012 San Francisco Giants World Series Ring
San Francisco Giants won in a four-game sweep.
This marked the Giants’ seventh World Series ring in franchise history, their second in San Francisco (they won five in New York), and their second in a three-year period (2010–2012).
In addition, their World Series sweep was the first by an NL team since the Cincinnati Reds swept the Oakland Athletics in the 1990 series.
Furthermore, the first NL sweep not by the Reds since 1963, when the Los Angeles Dodgers swept the New York Yankees.
Also, this was also the first World Series since 1988 to feature both of that year’s League MVPs (Miguel Cabrera for the AL and Buster Posey for the NL).
The San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval, who in Game 1 tied a record by hitting three home runs in one World Series game — two off Tigers’ ace pitcher Justin Verlander — was named the World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP).
However, the San Francisco Giants held home field advantage for the World Series due to the NL winning the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.
The Tigers advanced to the World Series after sweeping the New York Yankees in four games during the American League Championship Series.
However, Giants advanced to the World Series after winning the National League Championship Series four games to three over the St. Louis Cardinals, the 2011 World Series winners.
As of 2021, this is the most recent World Series to end in a sweep.
2014 San Francisco Giants World Series Ring
The 2014 World Series was the 110th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series.
Commonly played as a best-of-seven playoff involved the National League champion San Francisco Giants and the American League champion Kansas City Royals.
While the Kansas City Royals have home field advantage for the series as a result of the American League’s 5–3 victory in the All Star Game. The Royals swept a three game series with the Giants in Kansas City from August 8–10, winning 4–2, 5–0, and 7–4.
As the San Francisco Giants won Game 1 behind a strong performance by Madison Bumgarner, while the Royals won Games 2 and 3, as their relief pitchers Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland limited the Giants’ hitters.
Furthermore, San Francisco Giants won Games 4 and 5, as they scored 11 runs in Game 4 and Bumgarner threw a complete game shutout in Game 5.
However, the Royals came back to win Game 6 as they scored 10 runs and shut out the Giants, forcing a Game 7. The Giants won Game 7, 3–2, behind timely hits from Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence. Bumgarner pitched five strong shutout innings in relief to clinch Game 7 and, ultimately, winning the world series ring on two days’ rest.
This is the second World Series in history to pit two wild card teams against one another, the other being the 2002 World Series between the Giants and the Anaheim Angels.
In addition, it is the first World Series to involve a team (let alone two) that played in the additional wild card game instituted in 2012.
Furthermore, it’s the second World Series since 2002 to go to seven games; the other being 2011.
Consequently, with the Giants winning they set the record for most postseason victories in a single postseason with 12.
Additionally, this is the first World Series in which both teams played in a play-in game (whether it is the wild-card game since 2012, or a tie breaker from 1994–2011) since the Division Series was added in 1994.
It is also the first time in World Series history that the opponents both had fewer than 90 wins in the regular season (excluding seasons when the schedule was cut short).
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