Friday May 10, 2013
AUGUSTA, GA. – The Augusta GreenJackets are proud to announce that the San Francisco Giants are bringing the World Series Trophy to Lake Olmstead Stadium on Tuesday, May 14. The GreenJackets will be at home taking on the Rome Braves. The GreenJackets are currently 1.5 games out of first place. It is the second time in three years that the World Series Trophy has made an appearance in Augusta. The Giants also won the World Championship Series in 2010.
Gates open at 6:00 pm and first pitch is set for 7:05 pm. Fans can get their picture taken with the trophy in The Hive (team’s merchandise store), starting at 7:30 pm.
The Giants, who began their affiliation with the GreenJackets in 2005, won the 2012 World Series in a four game sweep against the Detroit Tigers.
The 2012 Giants’ World Series team had 12 former GreenJackets members including former GreenJackets manager Roberto Kelly and World Series Most Valuable Player Pablo Sandoval. In game 1 of the World Series, Sandoval homered three times in his first three at-bats. Sandoval finished the postseason with 24 hits, six home runs and 13 RBI, while batting .364, en route to being named the 2012 MVP.