Mario Alioto celebrates with the Commissioner's Trophy after Game 5 of the World Series in Asrlington, Texas on Monday, November 1, 2010. The Giants beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 to become the World Series Champions. ©2010 S.F. Giants/Mikulecky
When Mario Alioto first joined the San Francisco Giants as a kid in 1973, he couldn’t know he’d have to wait 37 years for a World Series win. After near misses in 1989 and 2002, his team finally broke through in 2010, taking down the Texas Rangers in five games to capture the team’s first title since 1954.