HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ New York Yankees fans in Connecticut outnumber followers of the rival Red Sox, but the Boston World Series champions are winning support for the team’s charity in Connecticut.
The state Department of Motor Vehicles and the Red Sox Foundation hope the Red Sox’s win over St. Louis last month will boost interest in a specialty plate raising money for a college scholarship fund for state students.
The Republican-American reports that the foundation has reported nearly 600 applications for the charity plates, which display the signature pair of red socks and cost $115.
The plates raised $177,420 in the last fiscal year.
Baseball fans have leaned more toward the Yankees than the Red Sox in a Quinnipiac poll in the last five years, with the split this year at 42 percent to 37 percent.
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