Two days after the National League Champion San Francisco Giants defeated the American League Champion Texas Rangers to win the World Series 2010, the City of San Francisco feted the team with a ticker-tape parade and a rally.

This is the first World Series Championship ever won in San Francisco by the Giants. After bitter defeats to in-state rivals in 1989 and 2002 and in game 7 against the Yankees - on a catch of a Willie McCovey line drive - in 1962, it was an immense relief and thrill to thousands of fans.

Note the interviews within: inter-generational joy!

Many fans consider it the sixth World Series Championship for the Giants who won five in New York, but it is in fact the 8th world championship.

The World Series is unique because it's the only Championship that takes place between two Champions of wholly different Leagues with different rules for play.

By this definition, in 1888-89, the Giants defeated American Association champions in series' between leagues - teams that would later become the Cardinals and the Dodgers - for two world championships.

Congratulations to the best in the world!
Your San Francisco Giants!

yes! finally!

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