LIVERMORE -- From New York City to Scottsdale, Ariz., the San Francisco Giants' last two World Series trophies have logged more than 5,000 miles on their whirlwind 2013 tour.
On Saturday, East Bay Giants' fans will get a last turn to view the championship spoils on their home turf. Saturday's viewing will be at the Robert Livermore Community Center.
"This is something we're really excited about," said Lea Blevins, a spokeswoman for the Livermore Area Recreation and Parks Department.
The three-month World Championship Trophy Tour began Jan. 8 in Sacramento, the second the Giants have held in the past three years. Along the way, the 2010 and 2012 Major League Baseball Commissioner's trophies, created by Tiffany & Co., will travel to 35 cities and communities.
According to the Giants' vice president of public affairs Shana Daum, the tour is both a thank-you to the Giants' faithful and a way to build awareness for the Junior Giants, a nonprofit enabling 20,000 children in California, Nevada and Oregon to play baseball for free.
"It's the fans' trophies, and they played a big part in the two World Series championships," Daum said. "We didn't think we'd get a chance to do it again so soon."
During the 2011 tour, which stopped in Pleasanton, more than 100,000 people saw the 2010 Commissioner's trophy. This time, the club contacted each recreation and parks department they partner with for Junior Giants leagues. LARPD's field use coordinator Vicki Wiedenfeld, commissioner of Livermore's Junior Giants program, literally leapt at the chance to host.
"I was jumping up and down," she said. "I'm a huge Giants fan."
Wiedenfeld hopes the visit will increase visibility of the Junior Giants, a league serving underprivileged youth aged 5 to 10 who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to play baseball.
"It's very instructional," Wiedenfeld said. "We don't keep outs, and everybody bats."
Organizers say fans can expect long lines. Previous stops have drawn about 1,000 visitors on average. The Livermore stop is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., but the Giants are encouraging fans to arrive as early as possible, as the line will be cut off as needed. Viewing the trophies is free, but the Giants are asking for a suggested donation of $2 to fund the Junior Giants and maintenance of Randy Johnson Field. Fans are allowed to take their own photos up to a designated spot, but posed pictures with the trophies must be taken by professional on-site photographers. Photo packages can be ordered online starting around $12 to $14, Daum said.
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On Saturday, the San Francisco Giants' 2010 and 2012 World Series trophies will visit the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore.
The Giants' World Championship Trophy Tour stops include:
March 4 -- San Jose
March 5 -- Live Oak/Santa Cruz
March 6 -- Stockton
March 7 -- San Jose (San Jose Giants/Municipal Stadium)
March 11 -- San Bruno & South San Francisco
March 13 -- East Palo Alto
March 17-19 -- San Francisco (AT&T Park)
March 20 -- Tracy
March 21 -- San Mateo
For tour updates and location addresses, visit sfgiants.com/trophy or follow @SFGiants on Twitter. Fans are encouraged to tag their photos and tweets with #SFGTrophy.