The San Francisco Giants will launch a tour of the World Series trophy beginning in early January, the team announced Wednesday.
The tour will go around Northern and Central California, southern Oregon and western Nevada. It will make about 34 stops, including in Walnut Creek, Pleasanton and Richmond.
The tour will begin Jan. 4 at San Francisco's City Hall and will continue to the Capitol in Sacramento. It will then make public appearances in the northern and central parts of the state, southern Oregon and western Nevada.
"For more than 52 years, our dedicated fans have supported us through thick and thin," said Bill Neukom, the Giants' managing general partner and CEO. "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 tour is sponsored by Visa.
Fans can view the trophy at each stop during the specified times on a first-come, first-served basis. The viewings are free. Fans will have the opportunity to have a professional photo taken and can purchase those photos online.
The trophy tour will end April 8 at AT&T Park for the home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The trophy tour will make a few detours, going to spring training Scottsdale, Ariz., and to New York City to pay tribute to those New York/San Francisco Giants baseball fans on the East Coast, according to the release. It will also make a trip to Troy, N.Y., where the team was originally founded, and a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Partial tour schedule:
For details, such as specific locations and regular tour updates, go to www.sfgiants.com.