Braves provide photo opportunity with World Series Trophy
Published 10:31 pm Monday, February 28, 2022
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BY NIC MILLER
Later this week, area Atlanta Braves fans will have the chance to see the coveted Commissioner’s Trophy when it makes a stop in Johnson City.
The World Series Trophy will make its appearance at Freedom Hall Civic Center on Thursday, March 3, during a 151-stop tour across the Southeastern United States that commemorates 151 years of Atlanta Braves Baseball.
In a release from the Braves organization earlier this year during the announcement of the tour, Atlanta Braves President and CEO Derek Schiller said, “We felt the tremendous support of Braves Country throughout the season and particularly in the postseason, and we are taking this championship on the road to fans across the Southeast so that they can share in the joy and celebration of this historic victory.”
The tour has been put on by Atlanta Braves sponsor Truist, the financial institution in which the baseball team’s ballpark is named after.
“Truist is excited to be part of the World Series Trophy Tour and celebrate the World Champions across Braves Country,” said Joe Smith, Head of Sports and Entertainment Marketing at Truist. “It’s been incredible to be part of this historic year with the Atlanta Braves, and we can’t wait to make more great memories with Braves fans during the tour.”
With the Braves claiming the title late last year, the championship marks the first one for the organization since 1995, when Atlanta defeated the Cleveland Indians four games to two.
Photo opportunities with the trophy will be available from 4 until 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall on Thursday.
For more information on additional upcoming stops in the World Champions Trophy Tour, visit https://www.mlb.com/braves/fans/trophy-tour.