SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) – The San Francisco Giants were honored by President Barack Obama at the White House Monday for their World Series win in 2012.

Obama congratulated the Giants for earning a second trip to the White House so soon after the team’s 2010 World Series victory.

“They’re making this a habit,” he said.

The Giants swept the Detroit Tigers in four games in 2012 after facing elimination six times as they came back from a 2-0 deficit in the National League Division Series and a 3-1 hole in the National League Championship Series.

“It’s no wonder that San Francisco fans still refer to their games as torture,” Obama said.

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The president also noted the Giants’ work in the community, citing their Junior Giants youth baseball program and the team being the first sports franchise to release an “It Gets Better” video to support LGBT youth.

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