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Baseball commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference before Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bud Selig’s imprint clear in his final World Series as commissioner

- Associated Press

Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night featured a pair of wild-card teams that had already played during the regular season. In a finale hosted by the club whose league won the All-Star game. With managers able to contest calls by umpires, the final decision coming from a replay room far from the field.

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura throws during the first inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Tannen Maury, Pool)

Royals rout Giants 10-0 to force Game 7 in Series

- Associated Press

Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Tim McCarver throws the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of baseball's NL Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

World Series fixture Tim McCarver watching Giants, Royals from home

- Associated Press

McCarver had been on the job for every World Series since 2000 before going on semiretirement after last year’s Fall Classic and being replaced in the Fox booth by Tom Verducci and Harold Reynolds. McCarver called 24 World Series overall, including all but two since 1989.

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Kansas City Royals players watch from their dugout the seventh inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Royals' season ends 90 feet short in World Series

- Associated Press

The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey.

Kansas-Baylor Preview Capsule

- Associated Press

Kansas (2-5, 0-4 Big 12) at No. 12 Baylor (6-1, 3-1), 4 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

San Francisco Giants fans celebrate next to debris that has been set on fire in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win

- Associated Press

The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people shot and two stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse crowds.

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence, center, celebrates after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Pence, Panda celebrate another World Series crown

- Associated Press

Hunter Pence herded his teammates into the center of a clubhouse that was ready to pop. As the Giants hollered and hugged, he kept asking: "Is everybody here? Is everybody here?"

Matt Williams headlines Nevada baseball dinner

Associated Press

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has agreed to be the featured speaker at an annual fundraiser for the University of Nevada baseball team in January.

Selig's imprint seen in Game 7 of World Series

- Associated Press

For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title.

Kansas City Royals players watch from their dugout the seventh inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Royals' dream season falls short in World Series

- Associated Press

Alex Gordon saw the ball skipping past Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco and all the way to the wall, and the Royals' homegrown star put his head down and churned toward third base.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrates after winning 3-2 to win the series over Kansas City Royals after Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

- Associated Press

Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks.

A Kansas City Royals fan watches during the ninth inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Magical playoff ride comes to end for Royals fans

- Associated Press

Kansas City baseball fans were mostly taking in stride the end of a month-long playoff run capped with a Game 7 World Series loss to the San Francisco Giants.

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik flips the ball to Brandon Crawford for a double play on a grounder by Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer during the third inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Replay results in overturned World Series call

Associated Press

The first call to be overturned in the World Series under Major League Baseball's expanded replay rules occurred during a double play in the third inning of Game 7.