(COOPERSTOWN, NY) - For the second time in three years, a green summer will turn orange with Giants fans as the World Series trophy visits the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.
The San Francisco Giants' 2012 World Series trophy will be on exhibit at the Museum June 22-23 as part of Giants Weekend and a celebration of the Hall of Fame's Autumn Glory exhibit.
The Giants made history with their first World Series championship in San Francisco in 2010. Their predecessors, the New York Giants, had already achieved mythical status as one of the powerhouse teams of the first century of play in the National League - winning five World Series crowns before moving to the City by the Bay in 1958.
The Museum will host its annual World Series Weekend with two days of programming and special events. Museum visitors will have the chance to take photos of the World Series trophy and create new memories at the home of baseball, where artifacts of the Giants' world title will be forever preserved. Many of those artifacts are on display in the Museum's exhibit Autumn Glory, which celebrates each season's playoff and World Series teams. Fans of the current day Giants and of the legendary New York teams of yesteryear will watch history come alive at the Hall of Fame as the symbol of baseball excellence makes a stop in Cooperstown.
The 2012 World Series trophy will be on display in the Museum's Library Atrium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22 and 23. Access to the World Series trophy is included with Museum admission.
Giants fans can relive the team's 2012 World Series title throughout 2013 through Autumn Glory, a tribute to the 2012 postseason. Among the items on display from San Francisco's four-game Fall Classic victory over the Detroit Tigers are:
- The bat used by Pablo Sandoval to hit the first two of his three home runs in Game 1, tying a World Series record held by Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols.
- The jersey worn by Ryan Vogelsong, who tossed 5 2/3rd shutout innings en route to a Game 3 victory.
- The warm-up jacket worn by manager Bruce Bochy throughout the World Series.
- The fielder's glove used by Gregor Blanco throughout the 2012 regular season and postseason.
- A bat used during the World Series by Hunter Pence.
- Spikes worn by Marco Scutaro throughout the postseason.
- Cap worn by Brandon Crawford during the postseason.
- Spikes worn by Matt Cain during the World Series.
Throughout the month of June, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host a special salute to the San Francisco Giants with daily programs dedicated to the World Champions.
For more information on Giants Weekend at the Hall of Fame, call 1-888-Hall-of-Fame or visit www.baseballhall.org.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. From Memorial Day through the day before Labor Day, the Museum is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week. Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.