Granger Holds Ring Ceremony To Honor 2021 World Series Championship Team Before Sweeping Sluggers
(Photography by: Troy Davis)
GRANGER- Throughout the entire offseason, there was some uncertainty about where the World Series Champion Granger Panthers might be playing their home games heading forward. Towards the end of last season, the property in which Snead Field was played on was sold to another buyer, leaving the Panthers without a home field.
New ownership allowed the Granger Panthers to finish out their storybook season at Snead Field as it ended with the Panthers players jumping for joy, spraying champagne around World Series MVP Griffin Smith following his series clinching walk off Home Run to complete the sweep It was just about as perfect of an ending that you could have scripted for Panthers players and fans. After winning the World Series on Snead Field, Manager Griffin Smith noted that it would in all likelihood be the final game played there.
Fast forward to just last week and Granger's search for a new home field was still in the works. Things continue to drag along as there are still three different locations bidding to land the World Series Champion Granger Panthers and it remains to be seen what the final decision will be. With that said, the Granger Panthers were in desperate need of a home field for their Home Opener this past Sunday.
Manager Griffin Smith reached out to the current owners of Snead Field as he was able to land the storied grounds for one final sendoff. It could not have been a more perfect setting to honor last year's 2021 World Series Championship team as each Granger player received their World Series Championship ring.