Scutaro leads Giants to World Series win

Published On October 29, 2012 | By Jill Saftel

That’s it, folks. Baseball is done for the year, and the world’s best has been crowned. For the second time in three years the San Francisco Giants came out on top, complete with monkeys, Kung Fu Pandas, and even a former member of the Boston Red Sox.

Marco Scutaro was named MVP of the National League Championship Series, but he didn’t stop there. He came up big when it mattered most, in the 10th inning of Game 4 of the World Series when his team had the opportunity to win it all. An RBI single from Scutaro with two outs in the top of the 10th brought home Ryan Theriot and with him, the World Series-winning run and a place in baseball history.

One year ago, Scutaro was part of the epic Red Sox September collapse. He was traded to the Colorado Rockies during the offseason, and found himself on a team with a 37-61 record in late July. Needless to say, the World Series was nowhere in sight. But overnight, Scutaro was traded to the Giants and that’s where his success story began.

He began contributing right away, notching hits in eight of his first nine appearances in a Giants uniform. In 16 postseason games, Scutaro had a .328 average with eight RBIs and 11 runs scored. Unless you’re a disgruntled Detroit Tigers fan, it’s practically impossible to not be happy for him. Whether you’re a Red Sox fan  or just a fan of the sport, Scutaro’s story is what baseball’s all about.

After all, he’s no spring chicken. At 37, and a 38th birthday Tuesday, Scutaro didn’t find glory early on in his career, and that probably makes all of this just a little bit sweeter.

“Incredible, incredible,” Scutaro said, according to “After last year and everything else, I never thought something like this would happen.”

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Jill studies journalism at Northeastern University, covers Hockey East for College Hockey News and is the sports editor for The Huntington News. You can follow her on Twitter at @jillsaftel, just don't ask her to choose between hockey and baseball, it's impossible.