When Ted Turner purchased the Atlanta Braves in 1976, he aired the games on TBS and dubbed them "America's Team". If you are a Braves fan, you've heard current manager Brian Snitker refer to fans as "Braves Country". The team has a strong case for having MLB’s largest geographic footprint. While all of Atlanta is still basking in the glory of winning that championship after two decades wait, the Braves organization has decided to spread the joy outside of the city and the state by taking the trophy on tour.
There will be 151-stops on the tour through the region that will bring the World Series trophy directly to Braves fans, from Cherokee, N.C.to Pearl, Miss. and Mobile, Ala. The tour also plans to make stops in Cairo, the birthplace of Jackie Robinson, and Mobile, Ala., where Hank Aaron was born.
The Braves have called on their fans to help pinpoint the most meaningful tour stops over the next few months by submitting suggested locations at www.braves.com/trophytour.
Here's the schedule so far:
McCamish Pavilion - Georgia Tech Women's Basketball Game*
Stillwell Baseball Stadium - Kennesaw State Baseball Home Opener*
Academy Sports + Outdoors
University of Tennessee Men's Basketball Game*
Auburn University Baseball Game*
Evans Town Center Park
Coolray Field - Gwinnett Stripers Home Opener*
State Mutual Stadium - Rome Braves Opening Homestand*
North Augusta, SC
Augusta GreenJackets Baseball Game*
Hawkins Field - Vanderbilt University Baseball Game*
Trustmark Park - Mississippi Braves Game*
Dudy Noble Field - Mississippi State Baseball Game *
*Ticket Required for Entry.