The Giants have now appeared in 19 World Series, one more than the Dodgers. If the Giants defeat the Tigers, they will have won seven world championships, one more than the Dodgers.
The Giants have appeared in four World Series - four - since the Dodgers' last Fall Classic appearance in 1988. If the Giants beat the Tigers, they will have won as many world championships in three years - two - as the Dodgers have won in the last 31 years.
You want numbers? In their 2,373 meetings, the most between any two franchises, the Giants have won 24 more games.
You want stars? There are 66 players with Giants affiliations in baseball's Hall of Fame, a dozen more than those with Dodgers ties. The Giants players have won the most-valuable-player award 13 times and the Dodgers have won 11, but since 1989, the Giants have had seven MVPs and the Dodgers have had zero. The Dodgers can claim their traditional pitching superiority by winning the Cy Young Award battle, 10-3, but since 1989, both teams have won two.
And, oh, if you're going to challenge those numbers because of Barry Bonds' alleged steroid use, don't forget that Eric Gagne did a banned substance too.
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
I hate the Dodgers more than any other franchise in all sports, professional or otherwise.
That article makes me lmao, and just like their kindergarten attempt to compete in 2012.
No kidding they were going blow 250 M regardless, I couldn't have been more pleased with the way the Dodgers blew it. I know their ownership keeps saying their are no payroll limits but even the New York Yankees have their limits.
Bottom line is they took on a toxic contract in Carl Crawford and I don't think Adrian Gonzalez is going be looking to good either once he gets into the last two-three years of that contract as well.
[ Edited by sfgiantdave on Oct 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM ]
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