Yankees bringing World Series trophy to Asia

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Yankees will bring the World Series trophy to Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong on a six-day Asia tour, the Yankees said on Thursday.

The Major League Baseball championship trophy will accompany a delegation of Yankees executives, including team president Randy Levine and general manager Brian Cashman, who will arrive at Tokyo's Narita Airport on Sunday.

It will be displayed on Monday at the MLB Cafe in Tokyo alongside the Yomiuri Giants' 2009 Japan Series championship trophy.

The trophy will be displayed on Wednesday at Beijing's New World Department Store, and on Friday in Hong Kong at New World's recently-opened K11 mall.

During the trip, the Yankees delegation will also meet Wednesday with the China Baseball Association (CBA) to further their cooperation agreement.

The World Series winners created a partnership with the CBA three years ago formalizing the CBA's first strategic alliance with a Major League Baseball club.

(Reporting by Larry Fine; Editing by Peter Rutherford)