Giant Surprise: San Francisco's 2010 World Champions

Overview

To say that the San Francisco Giants were underdogs headed into the 2010 postseason would be an understatement. The Giants—who did not even clinch the National League West until the last game of the season—had completely turned over their starting lineup since the end of the 2008 season. And San Francisco's playoff attack featured a rookie catcher and two journeymen outfielders acquired at midseason. But behind baseball's best pitching staff, the motley collection of "freaks" and misfits did what legends such as ...

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Overview

To say that the San Francisco Giants were underdogs headed into the 2010 postseason would be an understatement. The Giants—who did not even clinch the National League West until the last game of the season—had completely turned over their starting lineup since the end of the 2008 season. And San Francisco's playoff attack featured a rookie catcher and two journeymen outfielders acquired at midseason. But behind baseball's best pitching staff, the motley collection of "freaks" and misfits did what legends such as Mays, Marichal, Clark, and Bonds could not—bring a World Series trophy to San Francisco. Packed with stunning action photography, Giant Surprise celebrates the exciting 2010 run with a review of every postseason game and features on Tim Lincecum, Series MVP Edgar Renteria, Brian Wilson, Buster Posey, Cody Ross, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600785689
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 730,764
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

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    Do not bother

    I've read 4 books about the magical 2010 SF Giants World Series win. Giant Surprise looked like it was put together by an editorial staff - the photos and stories were gathered as the post season progressed, the winning teams' info sent to the printer as soon as the last out was made. The only advantage this had was that it came out right after the Fall Classic. I can forgive the one written by Sports Illustrated because it was free. The other two were written by a beat writer and a sports radio host. I recommend those books. Giant Surprise would be a waste of money when there are now better books available.

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