Championship Blood captures the bigness and boldness of the San Francisco Giants’ historic run to a World Series victory in 2014, their third title in five years. The players are emblazoned in fans’ minds by now, and acclaimed photographer Brad Mangin’s pictures document the rhythm of their season, in moments both big and small, combining traditional photography shot with digital SLRs and Instagrams shot on an iPhone. Brian Murphy (of KNBR’s Murph and Mac) writes dynamic profiles of a dozen players and manager Bruce Bochy's recollections are memorialized in the foreword. Coach Tim Flannery’s thoughts and feelings come through in his afterword. No true Giants fan can be without it!
Brian Murphy, half of the popular early morning "Murph and Mac" show on KNBR, has had a successful career in broadcasting, most noticeably as The San Francisco Chronicle’s golf writer, following the very best in the PGA. As an occasional guest of the "Razor and Mr. T Show," he gained incredible popularity.
Brad Mangin is a freelance sports photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area where he regularly shoots assignments for Sports Illustrated and Major League Baseball Photos.