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    President Barack Obama acknowledges baseball great Willie Mays, lower right, who spent the majority of his Major League Baseball career as a center fielder with the New York and San Francisco Giants, as he honored the 2012 World Series baseball Champion San Francisco Giants baseball, Monday, July 29, 2013, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

    DETROIT — The San Francisco Giants got a congratulatory call from Air Force One for their World Series victory.

    President Barack Obama placed the call Saturday to Giants Manager Bruce Bochy on a flight from Washington to Detroit for a midterm campaign rally.

    Obama spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman says the president told Bochy he looks forward to welcoming the team to the White House for a championship visit. And she says Obama sent congratulations to Madison Bumgarner on being named World Series MVP.

    Bumgarner pitched five shutout innings to lead the Giants to a 3-2 win in Game 7 at Kansas City on Wednesday night.
     

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