SENATE RESOLUTION 598--COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS FOR WINNING THE 2012 WORLD SERIES; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 146
(Senate - November 15, 2012)

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SENATE RESOLUTION 598--COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE SAN FRANCISCO 
                GIANTS FOR WINNING THE 2012 WORLD SERIES

  Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself and Mrs. Boxer) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 598

       Whereas the San Francisco Giants defeated the American 
     League champions, the Detroit

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     Tigers, 4 games to none to win the seventh World Series 
     championship in the history of the Giants franchise, and the 
     second World Series championship in 3 years;
       Whereas the San Francisco Giants won the 2012 National 
     League West Division title with 94 wins;
       Whereas the San Francisco Giants won 6 straight elimination 
     games in the 2012 post-season, rallying from being down two 
     games to none to defeat the Cincinnati Reds in the National 
     League Division Series, and from being down three games to 
     one to defeat the defending World Series champions, the St. 
     Louis Cardinals, for the National League championship;
       Whereas the San Francisco Giants won 7 straight post-season 
     games and allowed just 7 runs in that span;
       Whereas third baseman Pablo Sandoval received the World 
     Series Most Valuable Player award after hitting .500 during 
     the World Series and hitting 3 home runs in Game 1, becoming 
     just the fourth player to do so in World Series history;
       Whereas all 25 players on the playoff roster should be 
     congratulated, including Jeremy Affeldt, Joaquin Arias, 
     Brandon Belt, Gregor Blanco, Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, 
     Santiago Casilla, Brandon Crawford, Aubrey Huff, George 
     Kontos, Tim Lincecum, Javier Lopez, Jose Mijares, Guillermo 
     Mota, Xavier Nady, Angel Pagan, Hunter Pence, Buster Posey, 
     Sergio Romo, Hector Sanchez, Pablo Sandoval, Marco Scutaro, 
     Ryan Theriot, Ryan Vogelsong, and Barry Zito;
       Whereas the 2012 San Francisco Giants will be remembered 
     for overpowering starting pitching, unflappable relief 
     pitching, steady defense, and timely hitting;
       Whereas the San Francisco Giants are superbly led by 
     President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Baer, General 
     Manager Brian Sabean, and Manager Bruce Bochy;
       Whereas San Francisco is a city with a rich baseball 
     tradition, where players such as Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, 
     Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Monte Irvin, and Gaylord Perry 
     displayed exceptional skill that eventually took them to the 
     National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York; and
       Whereas the San Francisco Giants inspired the city of San 
     Francisco and all Giants fans by showing unprecedented 
     determination, resolve, and teamwork in winning the 2012 
     World Series: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate commends and congratulates the 
     San Francisco Giants for winning the 2012 World Series.

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