SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – How do you measure 53 seasons of futility? If you’re a Giants fan, it’s easy to do now that the team has ended its World Series drought.

San Francisco became a big league baseball city in 1958, back when cars had tailfins and V-8’s.

KCBS’ Stan Bunger Reports, Part 1:

The Giants were good, but never quite good enough.

They were inches away from a title in 1962, when Willie McCovey’s line drive turned into the Game 7 final out at Candlestick Park.

Then there was the ’89 Series with the A’s, interrupted by the Loma Prieta earthquake.

KCBS’ Stan Bunger Reports, Part 2:

In 2002, the Giants led three games to two after a big win at AT&T Park, before a Game 6 collapse led to another crushing Game 7 loss.

And then finally, improbably, this 2010 team. Longtime San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter Bruce Jenkins was with the team for the Series clincher.

“The older guys know that it only comes around a few times, if any in your career,” Jenkins said.

And then there’s former managing general partner Peter Magowan, who grew up a Giants fan in New York.

“The aching longing that these fans have had for a long, long time. And now, that wait is over,” said Magowan.

Magowan is one of many lifelong fans who have been waiting for this moment for a long time.

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