Willie Mays and Monte Irvin among 'giants' at White House

(DC UrbanSports ) - Baseball legends Monte Irvin and Willie Mays joined the San Francisco Giants at the White House Thursday.

President Obama, with baseball legends Monte Irvin and Willie Mays,
honors World Series champions the San Francisco Giants.  Photo/CD Brown.

The duo joined the Giants as the team was being honored by President Obama for winning the 2014 World Series, their third in the last five years.

The team entered into the East Room of the White House amid a near three-minute audience applause.

The president joked he had something to do with the team's winning ways.

"They've got that even-year magic, they've got that championship experience, [and] I seem to be good luck for 'em, apparently", Obama said.

President Obama, with Hall of Famer Willie Mays and Giants' CEO Larry Baer. Photo/CD Brown.
The president spoke of  team's other ingredients for their winning formula, lauding the performances of catcher Buster Posey and the team's pitcher Madison Bumgarner.

"They do have one other thing, Madison Bumgarner ", Obama said.

Bumgarner threw a complete strikeout in Game 5 of the playoff series, and had one of the best series performances, with a career record of 4-0.

As he stood in the rain to address the media in the stake out area of the White House, Bumgarner, as he spoke about being at the White House, yet again, said, "It never gets old."

Giant's pitcher Madison Baumgarner talks to the media at the White House.  Photo/CD Brown.

Bumgarner, the Giants' 2008 first-round draft pick presented President Obama with a team-autographed baseball.  

The Commander-in-Chief also received an autographed Giants' jersey (his third), and a mock third base, also signed by the team.

More photos from the day.

Showing that SF Giants pride.

A true Giants family.

The matching suits are adorable.

All photos by CD Brown. 
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