Beyond the World Series trophy damage: Sports prize debacles through the years


HOUSTONThe Houston Astros 2017 World Series Championship trophy isn't the only trophy that's been through the wringer amid celebrations. Take a look back at some of the other trophies that have been roughed up by celebrating athletes and their fans.

Maria Sharapova and the 2006 US Open trophy

Maria Sharapova clanged herself in the head when the 2006 US Open Trophy top came off of the trophy and hit her in the head. She was later photographed celebrating with the top back on the trophy.

Watch a video of the moment below:

Red Sox and Cubs World Series trophies

At a charity event in Boston, the 2004 Red Sox and 2016 Cubs World Series trophies took a crowd surf, resulting in some of the flags on top of the Cub’s trophy breaking off.

Fortunately, the missing pieces were late retrieved and the trophy was repaired.

In a video posted on Instagram, you can see Cubs president and former Red Sox boss Theo Epstein, jamming on a guitar and encouraging the crowd to pass around the trophies.


It’s action that he might have regretted, as he’s seen in this Instagram video, signaling to the crowd to return the trophies back.



Sergio Ramos drops trophy under team bus

Real Madrid C.F. defender Sergio Ramos dropped the Copa del Rey trophy under a moving team bus during a celebration in 2011.

Watch the moment below:

Sloane Stephens lets US Open trophy top fly

Like Maria Sharapova, tennis champ Sloane Stephens also had a top episode with the US Open trophy in 2017. 

Below she explains what happened in the emotional moment after she saw her family in the stands:

Title trophy destroyed

The Waterford Crystal trophy Alabama won for beating LSU in the BCS championship game in January was shattered when it was accidentally knocked off a display by the father of a current player, WDSU reported.

Trophy dropped, broken during handoff

Andre Drummond was named MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge, but the trophy was dropped and broken in the exchange.

Watch what happened: 

Stanley Cup in the pool

The Stanley Cup has a way of making it into people’s pools in the Pittsburgh area.

Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby have done it across the decades.

One person tweeted from Crosby’s party: “This is how the dents happen.”

Here’s a photo montage apparently from Mario Lemieux’s celebrations:

Here are some photos from a recent Sidney Crosby party:

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