Giants Unlikely World Series Champions

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This team, this magical team, was never about the Giants' franchise. People seemed to miss that point. Again and again, you would hear about how the Giants had not won a World Series since 1954 -- since 1954, since 1954, since 1954 -- since Willie Mays turned and ran back on Vic Wertz's fly ball, since Dusty Rhodes crushed every pitch he saw, since Hank Thompson squeezed that last foul pop and gave those New York fans living their lives between Brooklyn and the Bronx their greatest thrill.

No. This Giants team wasn't about 1954. Who cared about '54? This team wasn't about Leo Durocher or Bobby Thomson or Carl Hubbell or Mugsy McGraw...

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