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Obama Honors Giants On World Series Win

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is presented with a bat and ball from manager Bruce Bochy (L) while flanked by hall of famer Willie Mays (seated right) as welcomes the 2012 World Series champion San Francisco Giants during an event on the South Lawn of the White House July 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama honored the team for their World Series sweep against the Detroit Tigers last October. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 29: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is presented with a bat and ball from manager Bruce Bochy (L) while flanked by hall of famer Willie Mays (seated right) as welcomes the 2012 World Series champion San Francisco Giants during an event on the South Lawn of the White House July 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama honored the team for their World Series sweep against the Detroit Tigers last October. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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STACY A. ANDERSON

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the San Francisco Giants are making a “habit” of dropping in at the White House.

Obama welcomed the 2012 World Series champions Monday at a South Lawn ceremony honoring their victory and their community service work. The Giants swept the World Series in October, defeating the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the final game after being nearly knocked out in the playoffs.

The president says their second title in three seasons was because of stellar pitching, defense and timely hitting. But Obama didn’t predict that finish. On the campaign trail last year, he anticipated a World Series between the White Sox and the Washington Nationals.

The crowd of well-wishers included Giants Hall of Famer Willie Mays, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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