On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 7 of the World Series. Madison Bumgarner, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, won the 2014 World Series MVP award due to his stellar pitching. Bumgarner pitched in three games this World Series and shut the Kansas City Royals out during two of those games. This was the third time that the San Francisco Giants have won the World Series in the last five years. Although this action is not unprecedented, it is still rather impressive. This was the eighth World Series win in the Giants franchise history, including the five wins that the franchise accrued when they were in New York. The Kansas City Royals had been the underdogs in the playoffs, as covered in the October 10th issue of The Quindecim. The Kansas City Royals entered the playoffs only by beating the Oakland Athletics in a sudden death wildcard game in late September. The Kansas City Royals had not been in the playoffs since 1985. Although the Kansas City Royals won the 1985 World Series, they had not won a World Series title before and they have not won a World Series title since. Many people thought and hoped that the Kansas City Royals would continue the momentum they gained during this year’s playoffs and go on to win the World Series and were incredibly disappointed when they did not succeed. Perhaps the Baltimore Orioles, our hometown team eliminated early in the playoffs, will do better next year.