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The 2004 World Series Trophy
The 2004 World Series Trophy

The World Series Trophy is awarded each year by Major League Baseball to the team winning the World Series. Recent trophy designs consist of 30 flags representing the 30 teams in North America's two top leagues, the National League and the American League. Download high resolution version (602x1103, 178 KB)The 2004 World Series Trophy in City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH. Taken during the trophys tour with its winner the 2004 Red_Sox. ... Download high resolution version (602x1103, 178 KB)The 2004 World Series Trophy in City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH. Taken during the trophys tour with its winner the 2004 Red_Sox. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sports postseason each October. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...


The 2004 trophy was made of brass and pewter, weighs 30 pounds (14 kg) and has an estimated value of $15,000. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc (a copper alloy), a solid solution. ... Pewter plate Pewter is a metal alloy, traditionally between 85 and 99 percent tin, with the remainder consisting of 1-4 percent copper, acting as a hardener, with the addition of lead for the lower grades of pewter. ...



The trophy, which is technically known as "The Commissioner's Trophy," is presented to the ownership of the World Series-winning team by the commissioner. Unlike the Stanley Cup, which is awarded to the champions of the National Hockey League, a new World Series Trophy is created each year.


The current trophy, which was redesigned slightly in 1999, is 24 inches tall, excluding the base, and 11 inches around. It weighs approximately 30 pounds and is made of sterling silver. The trophy features 30 gold-plated, hand-furled flags, one for each of the Major League teams, which rise above an arched silver ox baseball with latitude and longitude lines that symbolize the world. The baseball also contains 24-karat vermeil baseball stitches. The baseball itself weighs over 10 pounds. The base contains an inscription and the signature of the commissioner.


The trophy was first awarded in 1967, when the Cardinals defeated the Red Sox in seven games in Boston's first World Series appearance in 21 years.


The latest trophy, in 2005, has been awarded to the Chicago White Sox of the American League. The front design has been changed slightly from the last modification in 1999, now having two different size bases.


It is the only "major" American sport in which the championship trophy is not named after someone (Stanley Cup, Vince Lombardi Trophy and Larry O'Brien Trophy)


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World Series Trophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (307 words)
The World Series Trophy is awarded each year by Major League Baseball to the team winning the World Series.
The 2004 trophy was made of brass and pewter, weighs 30 pounds (14 kg) and has an estimated value of $15,000.
The trophy, which is technically known as "The Commissioner's Trophy," is presented to the ownership of the World Series-winning team by the commissioner.
World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (9295 words)
The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sport's postseason each October.
The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff (except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff) and is awarded the World Series Trophy, as well as World Series rings.
These series were arranged by the individual teams, not by the leagues directly, the same as the 1880s World's Series matches had been.
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