Pitcher for 1954 Giants Basking in Bay Area Glory

November 4, 2010, 3:10 am
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ROCHESTER,N.Y. (AP) Before reliever Brian Wilson closed out the World Series witha perfect ninth inning in Game 5, Johnny Antonelli was the last Giantspitcher to know what it was like to win it all.The 80-year-old former Giant watchedthe final out of San Francisco's 3-1 win over Texas Monday night at hishome in Rochester. Antonelli tells the Democrat and Chronicle ofRochester and YNN television that he was so excited afterward he had atough time falling asleep.The Rochester native won Game 2 ofthe 1954 World Series and got the save in Game 4 - including the finalout - as the then-New York Giants completed their sweep of theCleveland Indians.Antonelli says he spent the past 56 years pulling for the Giants to win another World Series.Antonelli was traded from theMilwaukee Braves to the Giants before the '54 season and went 21-7 thatyear. A six-time All-Star in his 12-year career, he pitched sevenseasons for the Giants, winning 108 games, before being traded to theIndians in 1961, his final season.

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