The Commissioner's Trophy is presented each year by the Commissioner of Baseball to the Major League Baseball team that wins the World Series. Recent trophy designs contain flags representing each team in North America's top two leagues, the National League and the American League.
The current trophy design, which was redesigned in 1999 for the 2000 World Series and made by Tiffany & Co., is worth approximately $15,000. The original trophy was designed by Lawrence Voegele, of Owatonna, Minnesota. The trophy is 24 inches (61 cm) tall, excluding the base, and has a diameter of 11 inches (28 cm). It weighs approximately 30 pounds (14 kg) and is made of sterling silver. The trophy features 30 gold-plated flags, one for each of the Major League teams, which rise above a silver baseball covered with latitude and longitude lines that symbolize the world. The baseball also contains 24-karat vermeil baseball stitches.The base contains an inscription of the signature of the commissioner, as well as the words "Presented by the Commissioner of Baseball". The new design was presented for the first time at the conclusion of the 2000 World Series, won by the Yankees. Our trophy is the same however we use silver for plating and none precious metals to achieve the weight and Authenticity .
LOOK: Bruce Bochy buys World Series trophy for Giants' Tim Flannery.Christmas came a few days early for former major leaguer and coach Tim Flannery, who helped the San Francisco Giants win three World Series in five years before retiring after the 2014 season. Flannery took to Twitter on Monday night to announce what he had received via delivery from his former colleague Bruce Bochy: A real Commissioner's Trophy, representing the Giants' World Series victories in 2010, 2012 and '14.
David Allan Righetti (born November 28, 1958) is an American professional baseball coach and former player. A left-handed pitcher, Righetti played in Major League Baseball from 1979 through 1995 for the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, and Chicago White Sox. He has served as the pitching coach for the Giants since 2000. His nickname is "Rags"..
Benjamin Thomas Zobrist (born May 26, 1981), is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays / Rays, Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals. His nickname, Zorilla, was given to him by his manager Joe Maddon.
Roberto Conrado (Gray) Kelly (born October 1, 1964) is a Panamanian former professional baseball player and current coach. An outfielder during his playing career in Major League Baseball, Kelly is currently the third base coach for the San Francisco Giants. He previously managed the Giants' single-A team, the Augusta GreenJackets. Kelly played for several major league clubs. He was signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1982 and went on to play for the New York Yankees (1987–1992 and 2000), Cincinnati Reds (1993–1994), Atlanta Braves (1994), Montreal Expos (1995), Los Angeles Dodgers (1995), Minnesota Twins (1996–1997), Seattle Mariners (1997) and Texas Rangers (1998–1999). During his playing days in Panama, he was known as La Sombra, Spanish for Shadow.
Hensley Filemon Acasio "Bam Bam" Meulens (Papiamento pronunciation: born June 23, 1967) is a retired Curaçaoan professional baseball player and current hitting coach for the San Francisco Giants. A native of Curaçao, he played from 1989 to 2000 in Major League Baseball, Nippon Professional Baseball, and the Korea Baseball Organization. He was the first Curaçaoan to play in both Major League Baseball and theDominican Professional Baseball League He speaks five languages: English, Spanish, Dutch, Papiamento and Japanese.
Hitting home runs left-handed while playing softball as a teenager earned Meulens the nickname "Bam Bam" when his friends compared his power to the Flintstones cartoon character.
Over the course of his career, Meulens would become the first to play for all four of the major Caribbean winter leagues.
Mark Gardner pitched in the Major Leagues from 1989 to 2001 for the Montreal Expos, Kansas City Royals, Florida Marlins, and the Giants. In his career, Gardner pitched in 345 games, posting a record of 99–93 and a 4.56ERA. He appeared in 275 of his 345 career games as a starter. Gardner was also used as a long reliever and spot starter during the final years of his career. On July 26, 1991, Gardner no hit the Dodgers for nine innings but gave up a hit in the top of the 10th. Gardner played the last six seasons of his career with the Giants. He shared the 2001 Willie Mac Award with Benito Santiago, which recognized each of their spirit and leadership.
Bill Hayes. Born in Cheverly, Maryland, Hayes grew up in North Platte, Nebraska and graduated from St. Patrick High School. Hayes caught the eye of coach Bob Warn at Iowa Western Community College and was offered a scholarship at Indiana State when Warn took the head coaching position there in 1976. Hayes played three seasons at Indiana State (1976–78).In 1978, his junior season at Indiana State, Hayes was an all-conference player and led the team with 13 home runs. He batted .317 with 48 RBI (in 53 games) and threw out 18 of 21 runners attempting to steal. Hayes was the Cubs' first-round draft selection and the 13th overall pick in 1978. In two years in the majors, he played in five games and had nine at-bats, two hits, one double, .222 batting average, .222 on-base percentage, .333 slugging percentage, and 3 total bases.
Ronald Allan Wotus (born March 3, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and second baseman. He is a bench coach for the San Francisco Giants as of 2014. Wotus grew up in Colchester, Connecticut, and attended Bacon Academy. He was drafted in the 16th round of the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He debuted with the Pirates in 1983 and also played for them in 1984. He played in the Kansas City Royals organization in 1987 and the San Francisco Giants organization in 1988 and 1989, without returning to the majors.
After retiring as a player, Wotus remained in the Giants organization as a minor league manager from 1991 to 1997. Wotus was named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year in 1997. Wotus became the Giants third base coach in 1998, and has served as bench coach since 1999.
Joseph Henry Lefebvre (born February 22, 1956) is a former American professional baseball player and coach. He played all or part of six seasons in Major League Baseball with the New York Yankees (1980), San Diego Padres (1981–83) and Philadelphia Phillies (1983–84 and 1986), primarily as an outfielder. He currently serves as the assistant hitting coach for the San Francisco Giants.
Yusmeiro Alberto Petit (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝusˈmeiɾo peˈtit]; born November 22, 1984) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Florida Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, and San Francisco Giants. In 2014, Petit retired 46 consecutive batters to set a new Major League record. He throws right-handed
Dayton Moore (born February 17, 1967) is the general manager of theKansas City Royals. He succeeded Allard Baird In 1994, Moore entered the business of Major League Baseball, joining the Atlanta Braves as a scout. He later served as an assistant director of scouting, assistant director of player development, and director of international scouting before his promotion in 2002 to director of player personnel development. He took over as Braves Assistant General Manager in August 2005. In November 2005, Moore interviewed with the Boston Red Sox for their GM opening, but withdrew his name from consideration after the first interview. Moore then was offered a job with the Kansas City Royals and took the job on June 8, 2006. On August 31, 2009 Moore's contract as general manager of the Royals was extended through 2014. The Royals won the American League in 2014 and advanced to the World Series before losing to the San Francisco Giants in 7 games. In 2015, Moore's Royals captured the World Series against the New York Mets winning 4 games to 1 after a dominant season in which Kansas City posted the best record in the American League.
Bruce Douglas Bochy ( born April 16, 1955) is the manager of the San Francisco Giants. Prior to joining the Giants for the 2007 season, Bochy was the manager of the San Diego Padres for twelve seasons. He has led the Giants to three World series Championships, and also led the Padres to one World Series appearance during his tenure in San Diego. Bochy is the only former Padres player to serve as the team's manager. He has participated in all five postseason appearances in Padres history, as a backup catcher in 1984 and as their manager in 1996, 1998, 2005, and 2006. In 1998, he led the Padres to their first National League pennant in 14 years; they lost the 1998 World Series to the New York Yankees. He reached the World Series for a second time as a manager in 2010 with the Giants, this time in a winning effort over the Texas Rangers, and brought the first ever World Series Championship home to the city of San Francisco. It was the first for the Giants franchise since 1954. Bochy returned to the World Series for the third time in 2012, also with the Giants, who won over the Detroit Tigers in a 4-game sweep. He reached the World Series a fourth time in 2014, and managed his third World Championship in 5 years, this time leading the Giants over the Kansas City Royals in seven games. Bochy is both the first foreign-born manager to reach the World Series (1998) and the first European-born manager to win the World Series (2010). On July 23, 2013, he became the 21st manager with 1,500 wins.
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