JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — The San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series on Monday night (11/1/2010) by beating the Texas Rangers 3-1 in Game 5.

Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler, the lone Jew in the Series, was one of only 3 Ranger baserunners for the night. He drew a walk with one out in the 7th inning but was stranded when Giants SP Tim Lincecum struck out the next 2 batters. Kinsler was on-deck in the 9th inning when Nelson Cruz struck out to end the game.

For the series, Kinsler batted .188, a shade below the Rangers’ anemic team average of .190, although he had a somewhat more palatable on-base percentage of .316. Kinsler hit .444 in the first round of the playoffs against the Tampa Bay Rays and .250 in the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.

Kinsler and the Rangers fared much better in a computer-simulated World Series run by USA Today. Although San Francisco won the actual Series 4 games to 1, the Rangers won the “Sim Series” by the same margin. Kinsler clinched the Game 5 win with an 8th-inning HR.

Congrats to the Giants for a well-played Series.