Check out this film by Behnam Attar of Contact Press Images that was made back in 1978 featuring David Burnett and Contact Press Images. This was back in the day when smaller agencies such as Contact were major players in the market of photojournalism and there were outlets for stories that were produced on speculation.
The San Francisco Giants won the World Series on Monday night beating the Texas Rangers 3-1 in game 5. It was an emotional game and the fans that gathered at the Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco watching on the large jumbotron screen were very enthusiastic. They watched, cheered and partied together. There was a great feeling in the air as the Giants dominated the game held down with the pitching of Tim Lincecum and the defense on the field. When Edgar Renteria hit his 3 run homerun in the top of the 7th inning everyone knew. The torture was over. The party was started and everyone was pumped up knowing that this was going to be their World Series.
Giants Fans Celebrate World Series Win – Images by David Paul Morris
This was not going to be a repeat of the 2002 series when what looked like the Giants were going to come away with a victory in game 5 and win the series only to have the Angels come back in the 7th inning to win the game and eventually going on to win the series with 2 games in Anaheim. This was the one championship that eluded the Giants and their beloved fans for 56 years, ever since the Giants moved from New York to San Francisco. It’s been said that the fans, the 10th man on the team, and their support helped to carry the team all the way to the championship. On Monday night, November 1, 2010 at about 7:27pm PST the fans, the 10th member of the team, the ones off the field but with the loudest voices were rewarded for all their patience and belief. Congratulations to the Giants organization and all the Giants fans, you deserve this. Well done!