We have a winner in the Search for the World Championship Baby: the child presumably conceived in a celebration of the San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series victory.
The search, undertaken by broadcast partner Comcast SportsNet, uncovered Brooklynn Olivia Bird of Folsom, California as the winner of “The Search for the World Championship Baby” contest. Of the 929 mothers-to-be who registered for the contest -- representing 10 states -- Jennifer Bird gave birth to the World Championship Baby at 8:02 p.m. PT on Monday, August 1 -- eight minutes after the World Championship Baby Contest target time of 7:54 p.m. PT on August 1, exactly nine months after the Giants captured the World Series.
Born at Mercy Hospital of Folsom in Folsom, California, Baby Brooklynn tipped the scales at 7 pounds and 3 ounces and measured 19 ∏ inches. As the winner of “The Search for the World Championship Baby” contest, the Bird family will receive a birth certificate signed by the Giants, a commemorative brick paver at AT&T Park engraved with their baby’s name and the “Comcast SportsNet 2010 Giants World Championship Baby” title, and a $2,010 gift card.
Baby Brooklynn’s parents, Jennifer and Robert Bird, are lifelong Giants fans and first met while attending Folsom High School. Originally from Santa Rosa, Jennifer’s favorite Giant is Will Clark. Raised in Folsom, Robert’s favorite Giant is Brian Wilson. The newlywed couple was married on October 23, 2010 – the day the Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the NL championship series to win the pennant.
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