NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The 2007 Boston Red Sox World Series Trophy will be visiting North Adams on Tuesday, July 17, at the "One Country One Game: A Celebration of Baseball" exhibition, located at 66 Main St., on the corner of American Legion Drive and Main Street.
The trophy will be on view from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will be allowed to take photos with the trophy, but please note, no touching. The trophy is quite delicate, requiring a jeweler to affix the flags to the base. Boston Red Sox security detail will be on site to help everyone remember the "no touching" rule. Admission for the event is free thanks to the sponsorship of Berkshire Bank together with the generous support of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and numerous other donors. Donations to the exhibition are always welcome.
All three Red Sox World Series Trophies (2004, 2007 and 2013) have made appearances in the Berkshires in the past, including the 2013 trophy most recently at Greylock Bowl & Golf and in Pittsfield and Lee back in 2014. Trophy appearances have drawn hundreds of fans.
The Sox won the 2007 World Series against the Colorado Rockies, sweeping the series in four consecutive games. It was the team's second win in four years since breaking their 86-year-old World Series drought. Prior to that, the Sox hadn't won since their last victory in 1918. The entire state celebrated as the 2004 trophy was displayed in nearly every town and city over the following years, a tradition the team has continued with its more recent trophies.
Another date to mark in the calendar is Sunday, July 22, when Pedro Sierra will visit North Adams. Sierra played for both the Negro Leagues and the Majors during his career, even playing briefly in Pittsfield with the Eastern League. Sierra will throw out the first pitch at the 4:30 p.m. SteepleCats game against the Upper Valley Night Hawks at Joe Wolfe Field and be on site with memorabilia for sale during a portion of the game.
The "One Country One Game: A Celebration of Baseball" exhibition is a temporary exhibit on display through Labor Day. It was created in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the New England Collegiate Baseball League and features "Shades of Greatness," the first collaborative art exhibition inspired by the history of Negro Leagues Baseball and is on loan from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo.
The exhibition also includes memorabilia from Baseball in the Berkshires, a seat from Fenway Stadium for visitors to sit in and take photos, and a collection of uniforms on display from the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
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