Throughout the past year, the local community experienced its share of important, interesting and exciting sports stories. Some of the stories touched us, some informed us and others just entertained us.
Although many of the stories deserve recognition, a select few stood out among the others.
Chosen by the Leader, here is a list of the top 10 stories of 2010:
1 Sanchez wins World Series with Giants: From Burbank High graduate to 2010 World Series champion.
Freddy Sanchez' nine-year Major League Baseball career, though it featured a National League batting title and three All-Star appearances, reached the pinnacle when his San Francisco Giants defeated the Texas Rangers, 3-1, in a decisive Game Five on Nov. 1 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas to clinch the World Series.
The victory was the first for the Giants franchise since 1954 and the first ever since moving from New York to San Francisco.