World Series

Giants set record with $388,606 postseason shares

NEW YORK -- A full postseason share for the World Series champion…

Charlie Riedel/ap file photoBilly Butler signed with the A’s on Wednesday after helping the Royals get to the World Series last season for the first time in 29 years. The Royals beat the A’s in the playoffs.

Butler and A’s finalize $30 million, three-year deal

Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City…

Charlie Riedel/ap file photoBilly Butler signed with the A’s on Wednesday after helping the Royals get to the World Series last season for the first time in 29 years. The Royals beat the A’s in the playoffs.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoGiants pitcher Tim Hudson played in his first World Series this past season and says he is likely to retire after 2015.

Giants' Hudson says 2015 likely to be his final season

AUBURN, Ala. -- San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoGiants pitcher Tim Hudson played in his first World Series this past season and says he is likely to retire after 2015.
gabrielle lurie/the s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says rowdy celebrations on Oct. 29

SFMTA hit with $140,000 damage bill in World Series celebrations

The Giants' World Series victory celebrations across The City this year did…

gabrielle lurie/the s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says rowdy celebrations on Oct. 29
Marcio Jose Sanchez/ap file photoThe Giants have shown recently that they are willing to give big contracts to keep players

Pablo Sandoval has definitely earned a big deal, but will Giants reward him?

Aubrey Huff, Marco Scutaro and Tim Lincecum are among the players who…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/ap file photoThe Giants have shown recently that they are willing to give big contracts to keep players
Matt Slocum/AP file photoThird baseman Pablo Sandoval

Sandoval rejects Giants’ qualifying offer

The World Series champion Giants went 0-for-2 Tuesday when it came to…

Matt Slocum/AP file photoThird baseman Pablo Sandoval
AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZFree-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval has seven days to accept a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Giants that would keep him with the team for next season.

Giants extend $15.3 million qualifying offer to Sandoval

Just a few days after winning their third World Series in five…

AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZFree-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval has seven days to accept a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Giants that would keep him with the team for next season.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGiants pitchers Tim Lincecum

Giants, fans celebrate another World Series title with wet and wild parade

Like many others clad in orange and black around her, Cheryl Shawl,…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGiants pitchers Tim Lincecum
Jose Luis Villegas/APGiants pitcher Madison Bumgarner got a sweet trophy on Wednesday for a standout World Series performance

Sweaty Chevy guy who gave Bumgarner MVP prize is an Internet hit

MVP Madison Bumgarner won (OK, saved) the World Series, but Chevrolet executive…

Jose Luis Villegas/APGiants pitcher Madison Bumgarner got a sweet trophy on Wednesday for a standout World Series performance
Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerCity workers Thursday prepare Civic Center Plaza and City Hall for a rally today to celebrate the Giants’ third World Series championship in five years. A parade begins at noon.

World Series parade will be crowded, shut down streets in SF

A sea of orange and black is expected to flood Market Street…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerCity workers Thursday prepare Civic Center Plaza and City Hall for a rally today to celebrate the Giants’ third World Series championship in five years. A parade begins at noon.
David J. Phillip/APThe World Series hats worn by Madison Bumgarner in Games 1

Bumgarner's hats headed to Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Madison Bumgarner's World Series performance earned him a…

David J. Phillip/APThe World Series hats worn by Madison Bumgarner in Games 1
Orlin Wagner/APMadison Bumgarner was named MVP of the World Series after leading the Giants to their third title in five years.

Bumgarner's workhorse effort lands World Series MVP honor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium…

Orlin Wagner/APMadison Bumgarner was named MVP of the World Series after leading the Giants to their third title in five years.
Jose Luis Villegas/AP file photoThe Giants' Madison Bumgarner was named the MVP of the World Series with three dominating performances.

Game-by-game World Series recap

GAME 1: Giants 7, Royals 1 Kansas City came into the World…

Jose Luis Villegas/AP file photoThe Giants' Madison Bumgarner was named the MVP of the World Series with three dominating performances.
Matt Slocum/APMichael Morse leaps in glee and runs toward his Giants teammates during the celebration after winning the World Series.

Giants took everyone on a worthwhile roller-coaster journey

It was going just as they had dreamed it would early on,…

Matt Slocum/APMichael Morse leaps in glee and runs toward his Giants teammates during the celebration after winning the World Series.
Charlie Riedel/APGiants ace Madison Bumgarner

Giants win Game 7, capture third World Series in five years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World…

Charlie Riedel/APGiants ace Madison Bumgarner
Charlie Riedel/AP file photoGiants' manager Bruce Bochy has created a Hall of Fame resume after winning his third World Series title in five seasons.

Giants’ Bruce Bochy belongs among the elite Bay Area managers

The Bay Area has been blessed with some excellent managers, starting with…

Charlie Riedel/AP file photoGiants' manager Bruce Bochy has created a Hall of Fame resume after winning his third World Series title in five seasons.
Charlie Riedel/AP file photoMichael Morse

Giants' third title in five years spurs dynasty talk

Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable…

Charlie Riedel/AP file photoMichael Morse
AP Photo/Noah BergerA man jumps over a burning couch in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday

Gunfire, arrests erupt in SF but chaos less intense than after 2012 World Series

The celebration in San Francisco’s streets following the Giants’ World Series victory…

AP Photo/Noah BergerA man jumps over a burning couch in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday
Frank Franklin II/apGiants pitcher Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter of the season on Tuesday

One person shot as World Series celebrations take over city streets

One person has been shot in the Mission district as San Francisco…

Frank Franklin II/apGiants pitcher Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter of the season on Tuesday
AP Photo/Matt SlocumClassical soloist Joyce DiDonato kneels at home plate after singing the national anthem before Game 7 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Wednesday

Opera star falls after singing anthem at Series

Oops, another national anthem stumble at the World Series. Opera star Joyce…

AP Photo/Matt SlocumClassical soloist Joyce DiDonato kneels at home plate after singing the national anthem before Game 7 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Wednesday