It's time to announce another sporting highlight from 2014 as we countdown to the number 1 moment being announced on New Year's Eve. Coming in at number 27 is the San Francisco Giants winning their 3rd World Series in 5 years.
They were made to sweat it out and had to survive a comeback of Hollywood proportions, but the San Francisco Giants confirmed their status as the best team in baseball and cemented their modern-day dynasty.
It came down to a nervy game seven that was played on the road against the Royals, but Kansas City had no match for the pitching excellence of Madison Bumgarner, who cemented himself as one of the best arms in the MLB.
The home team had won all Game 7's in the World Series since 1979, but it was thanks to Bumgarner's heroics that the Giants had their name inscribed on the Commissioner's Trophy.
The lanky left hander made two starts in the seven game series and came in to steady the ship in the Game seven, on just two days rest after a mammoth 114 pitch performance in game six and threw a near perfect game in which he walked 14 Royals batters in a row before a fielding mistake nearly cost him and the team a win in the 9th inning.
For his heroics, Bumgarner was named the World Series MVP to go with his quite incredible ERA of just 0.25, sending him into World Series folklore alongside the likes of Babe Ruth, Curt Schilling, and Sandy Koufax for their similar October takeovers.
In 2010, 2012 and now 2014 the Giants have proved unstoppable. They have won ten straight series in a row and have shown themselves to be unbeatable in knockout baseball. And their 2014 triumph may have been their best yet.
It had everything you could want. Incredible individual performances, pitching masterclasses, huge home runs and an unbelievable fairy tale comeback that kept it interesting until the last. All topped off by a game seven for the ages. The 2014 World Series was something else and fully deserving of making our list of the year's best moments.
GMS 2014 Moments so far...
27. San Francisco Giants win the World Series
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