Once occupying the Polo Grounds as the New York Giants, the team moved to California after the 1957 season.
Four Pennants and the 2010 World Series since then has undoubtedly warmed a chilly Bay Area crowd.
Not only did the team's massive 7' German Dirk Nowitzki excite the league with his unguardable fadeaway, but the Mavericks beat the attention-grabbing Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
Their colorfully-obnoxious owner and now-proud fanbase are the key ingredients for a stellar encore.
With a National League-high eleven World Series championships, the St.