SF Giants Nominated For Multiple ESPYs

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — After their 2012 World Series Championship, the San Francisco Giants and two key players on the team are among this year’s nominees for the ESPY Awards to be held July 17. In addition, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick – who led his team to a Super Bowl appearance – is also a nominee.

Here are the details on the nominations…

BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE
Pablo Sandoval, World Series MVP
• 3 HR in Game 1 of World Series, first to do so in his first 3 plate appearances
• Hit .500/.525/1.125 over the 5 game series

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
• Became the starting QB in Week 11 and led the Niners to the Super Bowl
• Threw for 1814 yards, 10 TDs and only 3 INTs while rushing for 415 yards and 5 TDs in the regular season
• Had 798 yards and 4 TDs passing, 264 yards and 3 TDs rushing in the playoffs

BEST TEAM
San Francisco Giants, MLB
• Swept the Detroit Tigers in the World Series for their second title in three years
• Rallied from the brink of defeat to beat the Reds in the NLDS and Cardinals in the NLCS

BEST COMEBACK
Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
• Only played 45 games in 2011 due to injuries sustained in a home plate collision
• In 2012 became 1st player since Frank Robinson to win a league MVP, batting title (.336) and World Series in the same season

BEST MLB PLAYER
Buster Posey, Giants
• 1st player since Frank Robinson to win a league MVP, batting title and World Series in the same season
• Led NL with .336 batting average

Fans will determine the winners by voting online at ESPN.com/ESPYS, which is also where a complete list of all the 2013 ESPYs nominees can be found.

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