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2012 World Series: Ranking the Giants' 5 Biggest Heroes of the Series

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2012 World Series: Ranking the Giants' 5 Biggest Heroes of the Series
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The San Francisco Giants are World Series Champions for the second time in three seasons—not bad for a franchise that hadn't won a World Series since it moved west in 1958.

In 2010, the World Series MVP was Edgar Renteria, who had only reclaimed his job because Pablo Sandoval was ineffective throughout the postseason.

Manager Bruce Bochy inserted Renteria back at shortstop, shifted Juan Uribe to third base from short and moved Sandoval to the bench. Renteria delivered the series-clinching three-run homer off of Texas Rangers ace Cliff Lee to give the Giants their first title in the San Francisco era of the franchise.

Two years after losing his job in the postseason, Sandoval has now earned his own World Series MVP award.

Let's take a look at Sandoval, and the contributions of four other Giants stars in their sweep of the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series.

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