15 things to know about Commissioner's Trophy
HOUSTON – The Commissioner's Trophy has been making its rounds since the Astros won the World Series on Nov. 1.
From Los Angeles, the 30-pound trophy flew to Houston and appeared in the downtown parade.
The trophy also made an appearance at a Texans game and a Rockets game.
Here are 15 things to know about The Commissioner's Trophy:
The initial trophy was created by Major League Baseball in 1967.
The Cardinals were the first recipient.
The official name of the trophy is "The Commissioner's Trophy."
The MLB commissioner presents the trophy to the owners, general manager and manager of the championship team.
Each year, a new, full-sized trophy is created to award to the winners.
Originally, the trophy was presented in the clubhouse.
In 1997, the Florida Marlins were presented the trophy on the field for the first time in MLB history.
Currently, home teams are presented the trophy during a ceremony on the field and visiting teams receive the trophy in the clubhouse.
MLB first commissioned Tiffany & Co. to create the trophy in 2000.
It takes Tiffany & Co. master artisans more than three months and more than 200 troy ounces of sterling silver to create the trophy.
The trophy stands 24 inches tall, not including the base.
It has a diameter of 11 inches.
It weighs about 30 pounds.
The trophy features 30 flags, one for each MLB team.
The words "Presented by the Commissioner of Baseball" along with the signature of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred are engraved on the base.
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