With an 89 mph fastball, Sergio Romo unleashed the final
pitch of the 2012 World Series.
That fastball whizzed past Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera ––
likely the American League MVP –– and froze him for strike three. And just like
that, San Francisco dusted off Detroit to win its second championship in three
Unlike the 2010 title, the Giants cruised to victory with
Romo closing games in the clutch. He replaced All-Star closer Brian Wilson, who
pitched in two games in April before undergoing Tommy John surgery on his
Wilson was the staple of the San Francisco bullpen in 2010
during the majestic run to the World Series. Pitching 11 2/3 scoreless innings in 10 appearances, Wilson saved six
games en route to the Giants' fifth World Series champiosnhip.
But when next spring training rolls around, there could be a
closer controversy between Wilson and Romo. Through 10 2/3 innings in 10
games this postseason, Romo surrendered just one run w...