Who'd a thunk the San Francisco Giants would win two World Series titles in three years? After the team moved from New York to San Francisco in 1958, it took them 53 years to win their first title in 2010. The next one came only two years later. Who'd a thunk? Drawn from his personal journal, Joseph Sutton's observations of the two World Series seasons will bring back memories of how a collection of castoffs in 2010 and a young bunch of ballplayers in 2012 took the Giants to the pinnacle of the baseball world against all odds.
This book is also interwoven with the story of how baseball has influenced Sutton's relationship with his son Ray, and how it enhances the importance the game plays in cementing relationships between fathers and sons, and some daughters too.
About the Author
Joseph Sutton was born in Brooklyn and raised in Los Angeles. He played football at the University of Oregon and graduated with a degree in philosophy. He earned a teaching credential and a degree in history at California State University Los Angeles and taught for many years. Sutton, who has been a writer for 45 years, has published 11 books. Formerly a Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers fan, he transformed into an ardent Giants fan when he attended his first game at Candlestick Park in 1978. Sutton lives in San Francisco with his wife Joan.