They don't have the big names, a Triple Crown winner or a $200m-plus slugger. But for the second time in three years the San Francisco Giants rule baseball, clinically completing a four game sweep of the Detroit Tigers to win one of the most lopsided World Series in recent years.
The comeback team against the would-be comeback city. Such is the 2012 World Series which opens tonight in what is probably the major leagues' most beautiful ballpark, where Barry Bonds used to lash his steroid-fuelled home runs into San Francisco Bay.
Owner John Henry says Liverpool face a huge financial challenge to compete with the very best as the Premier League side continues to pay the price for the failings of the previous regime.
Washington National's bat out of hell Bryce Harper on track to have best season by teenager in a century
Albert Pujols, widely regarded as the best player in baseball, has joined the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on a 10-year contract reported to be worth $250m (around £160m).
The St. Louis Cardinals completed their magical comeback season by beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in a deciding Game Seven to clinch the World Series last night.
A baseball fan in Arizona narrowly escaped a 20ft plunge when he tried to catch a ball heading into the stands, less than a week after a father in Texas died in a similar accident.
The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court, blaming Major League Baseball for refusing to approve a multi-billion dollar TV deal that owner Frank McCourt was counting on to keep the troubled team afloat.
A great American sports institution is on the brink of bankruptcy after its owners' fortunes were struck out
When the Boston Red Sox' newly-signed outfielder Carl Crawford was presented to the media last December, he realised that he was without appropriately-coloured neckwear. Executive vice-president Sam Kennedy gave him a Liverpool tie, "thus merging Major League Baseball and Premier League", according to Peter Gammons, the respected baseball broadcaster.
Forget all the fines, bans and campaigns: football's big boys should sit down and talk like grown-ups
For most students of history, the "shot heard around the world" is either the one at Concord, Massachusetts in 1775 that started the American War of Independence, or the one that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. But for baseball fans it means something else: the most famous home run of all, hit by Bobby Thomson to win the National League pennant for the New York Giants in 1951.
Former St Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire has admitted using steroids when he was a player, including 1998 when he broke the single-season home-run record.
Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks has moved a step closer to selling the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball franchise in a move that could free up funds for his indebted Barclays Premier League club.
"Godzilla" hit the headlines across Japan today, but the news was all about baseballs, not buildings, being crushed after New York Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui was crowned the World Series' Most Valuable Player.