Fordham to welcome Yankees' trophy

Fordham to welcome Yankees' trophy

NEW YORK -- The World Series trophy will be taken for a short ride this weekend in the Bronx, paying a visit to the Fordham University Rose Hill campus on Saturday.

The championship hardware from the Yankees' 27th title run will be on display for fans to view and take photographs with from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

The visit has been coordinated for Fordham Athletics' Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in the McGinley Center, and also for the Rams vs. Temple Owls men's basketball game at the Rose Hill Gymnasium.

When the gleaming trophy arrives on Saturday morning, several Fordham connections will have helped to bring the trophy from Yankee Stadium onto the Major Deegan Expressway, across Fordham Road and to campus.

Recent alum Ryan Ruocco ('08) of the Yankees' video team tipped off executive athletic director Frank McLaughlin ('69) with the idea. Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay ('82) is also serving as the master of ceremonies for the Hall of Fame proceedings.

The visit also received assistance from two Fordham grads and Yankees employees, assistant director of corporate/community relations Rocky Halsey ('98) and director of stadium tours Tony Morante ('79), who will escort the trophy to his alma mater.

Tickets for the Hall of Fame brunch are priced at $50 for adults and $25 for students and children. Game tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.