GLENDALE — The following are recaps on area athletes who played Major League Baseball during the recently concluded 2010 season.
REACH THE PINNACLE???
When the 2010 baseball season began, Freddy Sanchez was making a slow recovery from a shoulder injury — he didn't play his first game until May 19 — and his San Francisco Giants were languishing out of the gate.
What a difference four months made, as by the beginning of October, the Giants had rallied to clinch the National League West on the final day of the regular season, with Sanchez rounding back into top form at the plate.
And, over the next several weeks, San Francisco further transformed into a postseason juggernaut. The team rode a perfect storm of clutch hitting and unhittable pitching to capture its first pennant since 2002, and capture the World Series for the first time since 1954, when the team was still in New York.