Only First Class For This Trophy

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The World Series trophy traveled in first class on it way to New York City.

    The glory tour of the San Francisco Giants World Series trophy headed East Thursday with a cross country flight to the Big Apple.

    The trophy got a first class escort to New York on Virgin America. The airline not only gave club officials Bill Neukom and Larry Baer first class seats, but the trophy got to sit in the fine leather of first class as well.

    The trophy will tour all weekend in the place that the team called home before moving to San Francisco in 1958.

    "We think it's pretty unique to return to our roots," Baer said. "The New York Giants carry a tremendous signature still in New York."

    Saturday, the trophy will begin the day at the Hilton Hotel in New York City before heading to Finnerty's Tavern for Happy Hour. The Giants expect large crowds at each. 

    It will end Saturday as a main attraction at the annual dinner of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association.  The trophy is not the only star that will be on hand. Giants catcher Buster Posey will be there to receive his National League Rookie of the Year award.  Pitching ace Tim Lincecum is also supposed to be there as he is named the winner of the Babe Ruth Award as the Most Valuable Player of the postseason.

    The trophy will return to the City Sunday.