Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Help Troy, NY get a visit from the World Series Trophy!

World Series Trophy awarded to the
San Francisco Giants (AP Photo)
For a little over a week, The Record has been working on an exciting project which, if we reach our goal, could bring a lot of attention to our city and some of its local baseball history.

Basically, the team that is now known as the San Francisco Giants began in the 1800's in Troy, N.Y. as the Troy City Trojans.

The team was moved to NYC after the first few years they played in Troy, and went on to change their location and name a few more times before becoming the Giants who captured the world title earlier this year.

As our Sports Editor Kevin Moran points out in the video below, the move was illegal and exhibition games were supposed to be played in Troy after the move - but those never happened.

To right this wrong, Kevin has been leading an effort to have the trophy visit Troy so that its residents can see what their original team went on to accomplish, take their picture with the trophy near a local monument to the Trojans, and fulfill the obligations that were never met by the team or the MLB.

Watch Kevin's message below and then head to our Trophy Page to sign our online petition (we'd appreciate you all spreading this around - the more signatures we get, the better) and read plenty of history on the matter in articles that our sports department ran on the topic in 2001.

So far, this effort has been covered by The Associated Press, The Huffington Post, KGO Newstalk 810AM, YNN, the Modesto Bee, and KCBS San Francisco to name a few.



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