5 Things You Didn’t Know About The World Series Trophy

October 31, 2013 4:17 PM
5 Things You Didn’t Know About The World Series Trophy
Cue the Duck Boats, the Boston Red Sox have just won their third World Series trophy in a decade! And while we’re at it, here are five things you didn’t know about the World Series trophy.

" The 2004 & 2007 World Series Trophies. (Photo from WBZ-TV’s Joe Giza)

1. The 46 Trophies

There have only been 46 World Series trophies awarded in MLB history. “Prior to 1967, there was no official trophy awarded to the World Series victor in the 20th century. Championship teams would commonly award their players, coaching staff, and other employees, with a ring. That tradition dates back to at least the early 1900s.” That quote comes from the MLB Hall of Fame history book. The World Series Trophy only became tradition beginning 1967. That was the year the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. The Red Sox, of course, have beaten the Cardinals twice since then. (Note: The trophy was not awarded in 1994 because of a strike.)

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

2. The Millennial Trophy Redesign

The trophy was redesigned in 2000. Since then, The Cardinals, Yankees and Giants have all won it twice "

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