World Series trophy coming to northstate
Scores of Northern California baseball fans hung on every pitch during the 2012 season while cheering the San Francisco Giants on to their second World Series championship in the past three seasons.
While watching the Giants hold the World Series trophy aloft made it a season to remember for many, the Giants are now providing an opportunity for their fans and baseball enthusiasts to get up close and personal with that very championship hardware.
The San Francisco Giants recently announced plans for an upcoming tour for the trophy, which is being presented by Bank of America, and is making stops in Los Molinos, Chico and Redding.
The tour is scheduled to begin Jan. 8 and conclude on Opening Day, April 5.
This will be the second public trophy tour held in the past three years and will feature both the 2012 and 2010 trophies. The focus of the San Francisco World Championship Trophy Tour is to share the trophies with Giants fans in Junior Giants communities throughout Northern California.
"It was really important to us this time, given a second opportunity, to create a trophy tour which allowed us to connect with our fans as well as the more than 20,000 kids who participate in our Junior Giants baseball program," said Larry Baer, Giants president and chief operating officer.
The organization is working in partnership with their Junior Giants Leagues throughout northern California to create public viewing opportunities in the following cities throughout the months of January, February and March. Fans will have the chance to both have their photo taken with the trophies and support their local Junior Giants Baseball League.
Specific locations and times will be announced in January and are subject to change, but the trophy is scheduled to be on display In Chico on Jan. 9, Los Molinos on Jan. 10 and Redding on Jan. 11.
For more information and tour updates, visit www.sfgiants.com/trophy.