This is part five in a blog series looking at the players, coaches, broadcasters, and executives that will appear at the Phillies Winter Tour on January 13th at Woodlake Country Club. Remember, fans will have the chance to get their picture taken with the World Series trophy, and tickets are available by calling Steve Farago or Lisa Carone at 732-901-7000 ext 120 or 192.
The Commissioner’s Trophy
Formally known as the Commissioner’s Trophy, the first World Series trophy was created in 1967. Every season, one new trophy is made an presented to the team that wins the World Series. The current trophy is designed by Tiffany & Co. which has been under contract with Major League Baseball since the 2000 World Series. In addition the World Series trophy, Tiffany & Co. produces the trophies for the NFL, NBA, PGA Tour, NASCAR, and MLS. The trophy itself takes more than three months to make and uses 200 troy ounces of sterling silver. The trophy stands 24-inches tall (not including the base) and weighs about 30 pounds.
The World Series trophy contains 30 flags, one for each Major League Baseball organization, with latitude and longitude lines which symbolize the world and 24-karat stitches which represent the stitches on a baseball. The trophy is presented to the winning team in an on-field ceremony, if the World Series is won by the home team that night. If a team clinches on the road, the ceremony takes place in their clubhouse. The Commissioner’s Trophy is the only major sports trophy that is not named after a person.