Renteria's Unlikely Journey to Hero

Renteria's Unlikely Journey to Hero

Edgar Renteria, the Most Valuable Player of the World Series, kept coming back to the same one-word description after the Giants' clinching victory Monday night.

"Unbelievable," he said, over and over. "Unbelievable."

All of it seemed like a hazy dream, from Renteria's three-run home run in the seventh inning to the shiny MVP trophy dampened with his tears and smudged with his fingerprints -- a scene dripping with emotion that nobody saw coming for a 35-year-old shortstop whose broken body looked as if it might not survive the season.

Turns out, Renteria's story is more unbelievable than anyone knew.

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