2014 World Series

San Francisco Giants (4) vs Kansas City Royals (3)

The 2014 World Series was the 110th edition of Major League Baseball's championship series, a best-of-seven playoff between the National League champion San Francisco Giants and the American League champion Kansas City Royals.

The Royals had home field advantage for the 2014 World Series as a result of the American League's 5-3 victory in the 2014 All-Star Game. The Giants defeated the Royals, four games to three, to clinch their third World Series championship in a five-season span and their third overall since their move to San Francisco from New York (where they had five additional championships).

USA Today sports writer Bob Nightengale summed up the 2014 World Series, in our opinion, better than any writer in baseball. An excerpt of his analysis:

Go ahead, try to copy the San Francisco Giants' blueprint to win World Series championships.

The Giants did it again Wednesday night, capturing their third World Series in the past five years with a 3-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals in a thrilling Game 7 at Kauffman Stadium.

The Giants' cardpath to victory has been a little different each year, but this title was the most unconventional. How do you win a World Series with a one-man starting rotation who moonlights in middle relief in the biggest game of the season?

The Royals brought all of their World Series heroes from 1985 for support, but they were in awe as was everyone else, watching Madison Bumgarner win the title almost singlehandedly.

If this is a dynasty, Madison Bumgarner is the emperor.

Bumgarner, who has the lowest career ERA in World Series history at 0.25, again took the Giants on his back, carrying them to the title.

He won two of the four World Series games, saved one and threw more innings this postseason (includes innings pitched during the Division & League Championship Series) than any pitcher in history.

He won Game 1, pitched a shutout in Game 5 and tossed five scoreless innings in Game 7. He was so efficient on two days' rest that he retired six of the first eight batters he faced on four or less pitches and retired 15 of the last 16 batters he faced.

He lowered his ERA in this World Series to 0.43, the lowest since Sandy Koufax in 1965 with the LosAngeles Dodgers.

He threw 68 pitches just two days after throwing 117 pitches, and survived a scary ninth when Giants center fielder GregorBlanco commited a two-base error a two-out single by Alex Gordon.

The sellout crowd of 40,535 now roaring, Bumgarner stayed in the game and retired Salvador Perez on a foul pop-up to third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

Just like that, silence.

"It's like the guy isn't human," says Giants DH Michael Morse, who drove in two of the Giants' runs. "What can you say? He did everything."

And then some.

Somehow naming Bumgarner the MVP of the series didn't seem enough.

"He's definitely the difference in this World Series," Royals DH Billy Butler said. "If there's one guy who separated himself, and carried his team, it's Bumgarner.

"He dominated every time he was on the mound."

There were more highlights than "Emperor Bumgarner" in the 2014 World Series, but twenty-five years from now Madison will be the iconic memory of this dynasty (the San Francisco joined the St. Louis Cardinals as the only National League teams to win three World Series championships in a five-season stretch).

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"The San Francisco Giants haven't merely won their third World Series championship in five years. They've become a dynasty, and they've done it with style, class, and star power — exactly what is required of a team to earn 'legendary' status within the American sports consciousness. And the Giants did it in historic fashion, with a 3-2 victory over the Royals Wednesday night that made them the first road team to win Game 7 of the World Series in more than three decades. 'I don't know the definition of dynasty, in a sense, when it comes to baseball,' Giants reliever Javier Lopez said in the midst of the champagne celebration. 'I know this is one heck of a team and one heck of an organization. Anybody out there looking for a home, this is always a great place to land. I can speak personally for that. Three rings in five years, when you have to grind through 162 games just to make it to the postseason . . . If that's what you want to define as a dynasty, then we'll take it.'" - Sports Analyst Jon Paul Morosi (10/30/2014, Dynasty: Giants' third title in five years puts team in elite company , FOX Sports)

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2014 World Series Official Program

2014 World Series Official Program

2013 | San Francisco Giants (4) vs Kansas City Royals (3) | 2015

Game 1
Date / Box Score
Location
Kauffman Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Staff Sergeant Pedro Sotelo (U.S. Army Retired)
Attendance
40,459
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Trisha Yearwood (singer, author & actress)
God Bless America (7th Inning)
PO1 Generald Wilson (U.S. Navy, Retired)
Game 2
Date / Box Score
Location
Kauffman Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
George Brett (Royals HOF'er)
John Wathan (Royals Catcher)
Attendance
40,446
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Phillip Phillips (singer & songrwriter)
God Bless America (7th Inning)
Corporal Richard Gibson (U.S. Marine Corps)
Game 3
Date / Box Score
Location
AT&T Park
1 st Pitch
From
To
Frank Burke (Oakdale, California)
Attendance
43,020
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Little Big Town (Country music group)
God Bless America (7th Inning)
PO1 Steven Powell (U.S. Navy)
Game 4
Date / Box Score
Location
AT&T Park
1 st Pitch
From
To
Mo'ne Davis (Little League girl pitching sensation)
Attendance
43,066
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Carlos Santana (musician, songwriter & bandleader / no vocalist)
God Bless America (7th Inning)
Staff Sergeant Pedro Aleman (U.S. Army)
Game 5
Date / Box Score
Location
AT&T Park
1 st Pitch
From
To
Zak Williams (son of Robin Williams)
Billy Crystal (comedian)
Attendance
43,087
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Aaron Lewis (musician, singer & songwriter)
God Bless America (7th Inning)
Airman First Class Michelle Doolittle (U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West)
Game 6
Date / Box Score
Location
Kauffman Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Lt. Col. Charles C. Hagemeister (Medal of Honor recipient)
Attendance
40,372
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Kansas City Symphony (no vocalist)
God Bless America (7th Inning)
TSgt Angie Johnson (Missouri Air National Guard)
Game 7
Date / Box Score
Location
Kauffman Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Bret Saberhagen (Royals All-Star Pitcher)
Attendance
40,535
National Anthem (Pre-Game)
Joyce DiDonato (opera singer)
God Bless America (7th Inning)
MSgt Jennifer Sherman (U.S. Air Force)
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Game 1

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 7 11 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0
Madison Bumgarner (W)
Javier Lopez (8 th )
Hunter Strickland (9 th )
-
James Shields (L)
Danny Duffy (4 th )
Tim Collins (7 th )
Jason Frasor (9 th )
Hunter Pence (1 st ) Salvador Perez (7 th )

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Game 2

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
Kansas City 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 x 7 10 0
Jake Peavy (L)
Jean Machi (6 th )
Javier Lopez (6 th )
Hunter Strickland (6 th )
Jeremy Affeldt (6 th )
Tim Lincecum (7 th )
Santiago Casilla (8 th )
Yordano Ventura
Kelvin Herrera (W, 6 th )
Wade Davis (8 th )
Greg Holland (9 th )
Koji Uehara (9 th )
-
-
Gregor Blanco (1 st ) Omar Infante (6 th )

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Game 3

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 0
Jeremy Guthrie (W)
Kelvin Herrera (6 th )
Brandon Finnegan (7 th )
Wade Davis (8 th )
Greg Holland (S, 9 th )
Tim Hudson (L)
Javier Lopez (6 th )
Sergio Romo (7 th )
Jeremy Affeldt (8 th )
Santiago Casilla (9 th )
None None

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Game 4

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 1
San Francisco 1 0 1 0 2 3 4 0 x 11 16 0
Jason Vargas
Jason Frasor (5 th )
Danny Duffy (5 th )
Brandon Finnegan (L, 6 th )
Tim Collins (7 th )
-
Ryan Vogelsong
Jean Machi (3 rd )
Yusmeiro Petit (W, 4 th )
Jeremy Affeldt (7 th )
Sergio Romo (8 th )
Hunter Strickland (9 th )
None None

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Game 5

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
San Francisco 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 x 5 12 0
James Shields (L)
Kelvin Herrera (7 th )
Wade Davis (8 th )
Madison Bumgarner (W)
-
-
None None

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Game 6

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Kansas City 0 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 x 10 15 0
Jake Peavy (L)
Yusmeiro Petit (2 nd )
Jean Machi (3 rd )
Hunter Strickland (6 th )
Ryan Vogelsong (8 th )
Yordano Ventura (W)
Jason Frasor (5 th )
Tim Collins (7 th )
-
-
None Mike Moustakas (7 th )

2014 World Series
Game 7

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
Kansas City 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
Tim Hudson
Jeremy Affeldt (W, 2 nd )
Madison Bumgarner (S, 5 th )
-
Jeremy Guthrie (L)
Wade Davis (4 th )
Kelvin Herrera (7 th )
Greg Holland (9 th )
None None

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San Francisco Giants 2014 World Series Composite Hitting Statistics

San Francisco Giants 2014 World Series Composite Hitting Statistics

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Kansas City Royals 2014 World Series Composite Hitting Statistics

Kansas City Royals 2014 World Series Composite Hitting Statistics

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2014 World Series Composite Batting Statistics | Bold = World Series MVP

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San Francisco Giants 2014 World Series Composite Pitching Statistics

San Francisco Giants 2014 World Series Composite Pitching Statistics

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Kansas City Royals 2014 World Series Composite Pitching Statistics

Kansas City Royals 2014 World Series Composite Pitching Statistics

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2014 World Series Composite Pitching Statistics | Bold = World Series MVP
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Did you know that this was the second Fall Classic to feature two wildcard teams? The first "All-Wildcard World Series" took place during the 2002 World Series between the National League wildcard winning San Francisco Giants and American League wildcard winning Anaheim Angels.

The tying run in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series was standing on third base (speedster Alex Gordon ) in the ninth inning, two outs were in the books, when Madison Bumgarner threw a 2-2 pitch to Salvador Perez who hit a pop-fly into foul territory by third base that was cleanly fielded by Pablo Sandoval .

The 2014 World Series was the third Fall Classic to end with the tying run on third base in a Game 7 , the previous two were the 1946 World Series and the 1962 World Series .

San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy challenged a call ( Eric Hosmer safe at first) made by first base umpire Eric Cooper during Game 7 and after a two minute fifty-seven second video review, the call was overturned — the first successful challenged played by a manager during a World Series .

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