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.