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Giants trophy will stop in Mount Shasta this weekend

Skye Kinkade

It’s been four months since the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, and on Sunday Siskiyou County residents will get the chance to join in the celebration.

The Giants’ Commissioner’s Trophy, awarded after the team beat the Texas Rangers to win their first World Series since moving to San Francisco in 1958, will be at the Mount Shasta City Park from 10 a.m. to 1. p.m. Sunday, March 20.

On Saturday, the trophy will be in Medford, Ore. at the US Cellular Community Park, 300 Lowry Lane, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At both sites, fans can view the trophy for free, and have the option of having a professional photo taken with it and purchasing prints online.

Organizers will make the decision whether or not fans will be able to take photos with their own camera, according to a press release.

One thing’s for sure – no one will be allowed to touch the 20-pound, 24 inch trophy, which was crafted by Tiffany & Company.

“For more than 52 years, our dedicated fans have supported us through thick and thin,” said Giants managing general partner and CEO Bill Neukom in a press release. “The trophy belongs to them as much as it belongs to us, and we want to thank our fans by extending the World Champions celebration throughout Giants country.”

The trophy is being brought to Siskiyou County by  Mount Shasta Parks and Recreation and Mount Shasta City.

Over the past month, the trophy has been touring around Northern California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. It will also visit New York, the Giants’ original home before the team relocated to the Bay Area 52 years ago.

When it stopped in Redding in January, about 3,000 people turned out to Big League Dreams to see it.

The trophy will return to AT&T park for the Giants’ first home game of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 8.

For more detailed information and answers to commonly asked questions regarding the World Champions Trophy Tour, go to www.sfgiants.com