Mayor welcomes the San Francisco Giants' World Series Commissioner's Trophy back to City Hall
Mayor Gavin Newsom today welcomed the San Francisco Giants’ World Series Commissioner’s Trophy back to City Hall – it made its first appearance here during the Giants ticker-tape parade and celebration ceremony in November. The sterling silver Major League Baseball Commissioner’s Trophy was on display in City Hall for several hours for public viewing on Wednesday. Also today, Mayor Newsom was joined by Arlington, Texas Mayor Robert Cluck, M.D. to coach two Junior Giants teams in a short scrimmage, emphasizing confidence, integrity, teamwork and leadership, the four principles of the youth baseball program run by the San Francisco Giants Community Fund. The Junior Giants game with students from Bret Harte Elementary School settles a friendly mayoral wager during the 2010 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers. The game was played at Gilman Playground in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood.
“The San Francisco Giants defied all the odds to win the World Series, and I couldn’t be prouder to welcome the Commissioner’s Trophy back to City Hall for the public to see,” said Mayor Newsom. “I know Mayor Cluck is a good sport who cares deeply about youth and community service because he was willing to come all the way out here from Texas to settle our mayoral wager and wear a World Series Champion San Francisco Giants jersey the whole time doing it. Thank you to the Junior Giants and the Giants Community Fund for connecting youth to opportunities to develop leadership skills and self-confidence through sports.” Read more.