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SF Giants: Three of the biggest heartbreaks of past 20 years

Nick San Miguel
ANAHEIM, UNITED STATES: San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker signals for a new pitcher as he relieves Russ Ortiz (3rd L) in the seventh inning of Game 6 of the World Series in Anaheim, CA, 26 October, 2002. The Giants are leading the best-of-seven series 3-2. AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, UNITED STATES: San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker signals for a new pitcher as he relieves Russ Ortiz (3rd L) in the seventh inning of Game 6 of the World Series in Anaheim, CA, 26 October, 2002. The Giants are leading the best-of-seven series 3-2. AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Three times the SF Giants experienced heartbreak

The San Francisco Giants have enjoyed a fair bit of success during their history. They have appeared in four World Series, winning three of them, got to see the home run king at the height of his powers, and have had players win Cy Young Awards, MVPs, Rookie of the Year Awards, not to mention some no-hitters and a perfect game along the way.

But there have been low moments as well. We may be spoiled as Giants fans in this millennium, but that does not mean the losses have hurt any less or stung for just as long.

Of course, three championship titles in five years makes up for a lot of heartbreak, but the memories from the bitter defeats still lurk within the deep recesses of our mind, peeking out every now and then just to haunt us.

This article seeks to bring those dark memories out of our heads so we can address them fully. It may hurt to revisit these moments, but in times like these it doesn’t hurt to remember dark moments from the past as a reminder that those moments don’t last forever and the pain eases as the years go on.

The following highlights three of the biggest heartbreaking moments for the Giants over the course of the past 20 years. Turn away if you must, but it may be best to revisit these memories head-on so they can no longer haunt us and give us fits at night.

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