2014 World Series: Game 7

Posted on October 30, 2014

Jake Peavy #22 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with the World Series Trophy in the clubhouse after defeat the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Holy shit. The San Francisco Giants can now claim to be a legitimate dynasty after beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 tonight in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, claiming their third World Series title in five years. For a Bay Area kid like me who grew up loving the bad 1970’s teams with Bruce Miller playing third and Marty Perez playing second on the rock hard AstroTurf at Candlestick Park this is like a crazy dream.

Joe Panik of the San Francisco Giants blows into his hand to stay warm before Game 7 of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Joe Panik makes a diving stop of the ground ball and then does a glove hand flip to Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants, who turns a double play in the bottom of the third inning of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Michael Morse #38 of the San Francisco Giants hits a RBI single in the top of the fourth inning of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

After getting smoked 10-0 by the home standing Royals last night most people thought the Giants were toast tonight. A road team had not won a Game 7 since the Pirates beat the Orioles in Baltimore way back in 1979. The Royals had the home crowd and they had momentum. The Giants had the big lefty in the bullpen just waiting to come out of the gate in right field to save the day, and that is what happened in the 5th inning when Madison Bumgarner came into the game to protect 3-2 lead. I was shooting from a fun and different spot way down the left field line in search for some different images, and I felt a sense of calm when #40 came into the game.

Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants runs to third in the top of the fourth inning of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants makes a play at third base during Game 7 of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants doubles in the top of the eighth inning of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants blows a bubble at third base in the eighth inning of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos

It sure would have been nice for the Giants to get some insurance runs but against the Royals pen they had no chance. They would have to cling to their one run lead and that meant they had to ride their big horse from North Carolina for as long as he could go. Luckily for the Giants and their fans he had five brilliant innings in his left arm, after throwing nine innings in Game 5 on Sunday night in San Francisco.

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during Game 7 of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Members of the San Francisco Giants celebrate on the field after defeating the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Pablo Sandoval and members of the San Francisco Giants celebrate on the field after defeating the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

The last few innings seemed to go by fast and before I knew it the final out settled into Sandoval’s glove in foul territory and I was blocked from seeing any of the good celebration on the field between Buster Posey and Bumgarner. There were so many people around the bag at third base that numerous bodies blocked my view, and the wave did not part till the entire team was one big mob on the field (see above). Now it was time to head to the clubhouse to try my luck at some champagne celebration pictures!

Champagne sits in the clubhouse after the Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with the World Series Trophy in the clubhouse after defeat the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Matt Duffy of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with the World Series Trophy in the clubhouse after defeat the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants and teammates Ryan Vogelsong and Michael Morse hold up the World Series Trophy after the Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Tim Hudson of the San Francisco Giants and teammate Michael Morse hold up the World Series Trophy after the Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Oh man what a night. It is almost 6am central time as I put the finishing touches on this blog post. I am too wired to sleep and I thought it would be fun to have this set of pictures up for all my friends to see when they wake up Thursday morning. I have a flight home in a few hours and plan on napping quite a bit when I get home. I need to rest up so I can photograph the parade on Friday. See you there? Yes! Yes! Yes!

What Others Are Saying

  1. Pingback: 2014 World Series: Game 7 – by Brad Mangin | The Photo Brigade

  2. Tom Duffy October 30, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Hey Brad, FUN images! I have no doubt these are the tip of the iceberg. My fave is that mob shot of Pablo with his fist up- sweet symmetry! But then again, there’s that *other shot I kind of like. 😉

    A long and amazing night for you- you’ve gotta be exhausted. Thanks for posting these up, can’t wait to see more. Talk to you soon- great work!

    Tom D

  3. Rona Layton October 30, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Thank you for this. I was eagerly awaiting it!

  4. Toph Miller October 30, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Thanks, Brad. Killed it. Where do I preorder?!

  5. Z-Man October 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Brad…Loved the shot of your boy Panik flipping the ball to Crawford…You captured the play of the game…and possibly the Series. My 2 favs, though, are your shots of Huddy with the trophy. I’ll imagine yopu at home in a few hours…sharing a cat nap with Mike & Willie…What a way to bring down the curtain to a wild and raucous season

    I know YOU never Stopped Believen”

    Z

  6. Kris Dudley October 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you for these, Brad. You are such a lucky guy. Great pictures, as always. Were these all taken with your iPhone6+?

  7. Lisa Marie Duffy-Way October 30, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you!! This Auntie is so proud of #50! This picture of him makes me cry the happiest tears ever! What a great night you have captured! Rest…yes…cannot wait to see more of your photos!

  8. stephanie huling October 30, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Brad, I love looking at your photos, and these are so great!! Thanks for sharing, it seems like it was an unbelievable night!!

  9. Kim Tackett October 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Your photos are awesome, and you showed us the beauty that we couldn’t see last night on TV (I mean, it was beautiful, but not like this). Thank you!

  10. Tracy October 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Great pix! Thanks for sharing. Yes yes yes!

  11. North Stamets October 30, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Awesome pictures Brad , what a night ! Fantastic Giants game, great players with beautiful Sportsmanship and leadership !

    Merci !

  12. Clay Begrin October 31, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Awesome images Brad! Congrats to the Giants! Been a fan since I was a kid. Born, raised and still in the SF Bay Area.

  13. pete michaletos October 31, 2014 at 9:55 am

    great job Brad miss your mom and dad

  14. Jerry Murphy November 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Brad
    Have been following your photography throug the years.
    You are the BEST.
    Jerry

  15. Tim Kiely November 23, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Hey Brad, great shots! I would love to purchase your shot of the flip from Panik to Crawford. One of the best shots I have ever seen. I would love to see it on my wall in a 16×20

  16. HADAJUN( Japanese) December 4, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Very cool.

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