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.
iBerkshires.com welcomes critical, respectful dialogue; please keep comments focused on the issues and not on personalities. Profanity, obscenity, racist language and harassment are not allowed. iBerkshires reserves the right to ban commenters or remove commenting on any article at any time. Concerns may be sent to email@example.com.
iBerkshires.com welcomes critical, respectful dialogue. Name-calling, personal attacks, libel, slander or foul language is not allowed. All comments are reviewed before posting and will be deleted or edited as necessary.
Comments are closed for this article. If you would like to contribute information on this article, e-mail us at info@iBerkshires.com
MCLA Women's Soccer Falls in OT
MCLA Sports Information
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Salem State's Jasmine Moran scored the game's only goal in overtime to lift the visiting Vikings to a hard fought 1-0 win over MCLA at Shewcraft Field Saturday afternoon.
Prior to the contest, MCLA (0-11-1, 0-5-1 MASCAC) honored their four seniors as part of Senior Day. Honored prior to kickoff were Jess Halverson, Haley Rode, Jackie Murphy, and Maddie Gibney.
Both teams had some quality chances throughout the game but nobody could find the back of the net. In the opening half, MCLA's Claudia Bresett ripped a shot that went just high while Salem's Moran and Allie Vaillancourt also had good looks. At halftime, the game remained scoreless even though the Vikings (4-10, 3-2) held a 9-3 shot edge.
The second half was more of the same, but both keepers, MCLA's Mady Breese and Salem's Lily Pfefferle, each kept the zeroes on the board.
This debate was sponsored by iBerkshires.com and the MCLA Political Science Club, and hosted by the MCLA. It was held at the Church Street Center and attracted a robust audience of more than 150 people.
click for more