Friday, May 6, 2011

The Record pulled it off - the World Series trophy came to Troy!

From editor Lisa Lewis' blog earlier this week:

"For more than a decade, Record Sports Editor Kevin has worked hard to get Major League Baseball to acknowledge the Collar City for its contributions to America’s national pastime.
On Thursday, the city of Troy gets that recognition when the San Francisco Giants bring their 2010 World Series championship trophy to the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium for a public viewing from 5 to 7 p.m.
The visit is the result of a collaborative effort between Kevin and the Tri-City ValleyCats. Team owner Bill Gladstone and general manager Rick Murphy used their contacts to reach out to the Giants about a possible visit to upstate New York after Kevin and his staff launched a petition drive to get the Giants to bring the World Series trophy to Troy."
The day we had been waiting for finally arrived Thursday as a ceremony was held at Bruno Stadium to welcome the World Series Trophy to Troy.

Hundreds of Giants fans from the Capital District and beyond lined the stadium waiting to get their picture taken with the historic trophy belonging to the team whose roots began in Troy more than 100 years ago.

Click here to view a special commemorative publication The Record produced to showcase the history behind the visit.

Check out the recorded stream below of the trophy unveiling press conference and a sampling of the line of fans waiting to be a part of the event.

We were very pleased to see such a great turnout for the event, especially after all of the local effort that went into the project.

A big thanks to the ValleyCats, the City of Troy, Major League Baseball, and, of course, the San Francisco Giants!

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