5 Things to Know About World Series Hero Madison Bumgarner

At just 25, he might already be the best pitcher in World Series history.

Madison Bumgarner almost single-handedly led the San Francisco Giants to baseball’s world championship over the past 10 days, winning two games as a starting pitcher earlier in the series before throwing five innings of scoreless relief Wednesday to clinch the deciding Game 7 over the Kansas City Royals.

Billy Crystal, Robin Williams's Kids Honor the Late Actor at World Series

Robin Williams’s smiling face, in a variety of his most well-loved characters, adorned the big screen at AT&T Park in San Francisco in a stirring tribute to the late award-winning actor.

Zak Williams, the oldest son of the beloved Academy Award winner and comedian, lofted an emotional ceremonial first pitch to Billy Crystal to start Game 5 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals on Sunday night.

Little League Star Mo'ne Davis Throws Out First Pitch Before Game 4

Cameras flashed, the crowd rose for a thunderous ovation and Mo’ne Davis did exactly what she was expected to do – fire a strike right down the middle.

From Little League phenom to the star of her own commercial to World Series celebrity, 13-year-old Davis has been on quite a ride these past few months.

Curt Schilling Battles Mouth Cancer; Blames Chewing Tobacco

Curt Schilling has revealed he battled mouth cancer – and blames decades of chewing tobacco use.

The former Diamondbacks and Red Sox pitcher discussed details of his fight against the disease Wednesday in Boston as part of the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.

“I do believe, without a doubt, unquestionably that chewing was what gave me cancer,” Schilling, 47, says of his squamous cell carcinoma diagnosis back in February.

David Ortiz on His World Series Wins – and Those Beards

Watch President Obama Congratulate John Farrell on the Red Sox's Win

As you may be aware, the Boston Red Sox won the team’s third World Series title in 10 years. The Red Sox clinched a 4-2 victory in the Series, after a 6-1 defeat of the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 on Thursday.

However, as you may not be aware, “We’ve got a lot of Sox fans here,” according to President Barack Obama. By “here,” he means The White House – he called Red Sox manager John Farrell on Monday to congratulate him on his team’s victory.

James Taylor Flubs National Anthem During World Series: Watch the Video

Soulful music legend James Taylor could probably soothe plenty of folks simply by vocalizing the phone book.

But the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer got off to a bumpy public start Thursday night when he took on the national anthem while opening Game 2 of the World Series at Boston’s Fenway Park.

Instead of launching into “The Star Spangled Banner,” Taylor inadvertently started singing the lyrics to “America the Beautiful” before getting back on track and belting out the national anthem.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys Rock Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies were supposed to be the main attraction Thursday night at Game 2 of the World Series. But Jay-Z and Alicia Keys turned the players into fans during a rocking pre-game performance of their hit song “Empire State of Mind.”

White Sox Win First World Series Since 1917

There’s jubilation in the Windy City: The Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 1-0 Wednesday night to win their first World Series title in 88 years.

It was the third title for the White Sox, following wins in 1906 and 1917. And it was the first since “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and the “Black Sox” threw the 1919 Series against Cincinnati.

“I hope this is not a dream,” said Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, holding the trophy under his left arm, the Associated Press reports.

Red Sox Win World Series, End Curse

DE-CURSED: Ben Affleck, rejoice. After an 86-year drought, the Boston Red Sox won the fourth game of the 2004 World Series against the outmatched St. Louis Cardinals to sweep the series 4-0 and become world champions for the first time since 1918. The win finally ends “The Curse of the Bambino,” which has plagued the team ever since it sent Babe Ruth to the Yankees. Shaggy-haired Johnny Damon hit a lead-off home run to take an early lead Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, and Derek Lowe pitched seven scoreless innings against the Cardinals. “This is for Boston.