How great is that?
And how about the story of Travis Ishikawa?
In the first inning he misjudged a fly ball which led to the Cardinals scoring.
Then in the bottom of the 9th, he hits a game winning homerun.
And to think earlier this year he was wondering if his career was over.
Ishikawa was playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It was his 3rd team in 4 years and he thought he’d finally found a home.
But then he was cut.
The Giants picked him up and sent him to the minors.
And then he went into a slump.
A bad slump.
In fact, it was so bad that Ishikawa started wondering if maybe it was time to think about doing something else.
According to USA Today, Ishikawa called a friend in tears.
He was about to turn 31 and things weren't going as planned.
"It was one of those times when I just didn't know if baseball was right for me anymore, didn't know what to do.
I was working hard in the cage every day trying to make myself better, and it just wasn't translating in the game.
There was a point where I told him, 'Gosh, what wouldn't I give to just be a pinch-hitter off the bench for the Giants right now.'''
Ishikawa is now way beyond pinch-hitting.
He’s the starting left fielder.
And he just put the Giants in the World Series.
Travis Ishikawa is also living proof on why it’s so important to always remember this:
“Don’t Stop Believing.”