April 23, 2024

Rangers receive 2023 World Series rings during pregame ceremony

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers handed out their championship rings Saturday earlier than taking the sector towards the Chicago Cubs.

Approximately 60 members of the Rangers group obtained rings during the ceremony commemorating the franchise’s first World Series win — a six-game conquer the Arizona Diamondbacks final fall.

Rangers lead baseball government Chris Young gave the gamers their first glimpse of one of many rings during a group dinner Friday evening. During the dinner, a Rangers spotlight bundle and a video had been displayed. The video described the design course of utilized by Jason of Beverly Hills, who was charged with making a set of World Series title rings for the primary time.

“It was a little emotional, the way [Young] put things together,” Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien mentioned. “When you finally see it, it’s just emotional, it’s all the hard work that we put in.”

The rings function an array of gems comparable to blue sapphires, purple rubies and diamonds. They’re specified by a means that kinds the Rangers’ “T” emblem but additionally recounts the story of their championship season. There are 103 blue sapphires within the design to characterize the group’s victory complete for the common season and playoffs mixed. The rings even have a detachable prime and have a chunk of leather-based taken from a baseball used during one of many Rangers’ wins within the Fall Classic.

“I’m just so happy for our guys,” Young mentioned. “What a present and a treasure they’ve given us. It’s the new standard in championship rings, in my opinion.”

For Rangers supervisor Bruce Bochy, the brand new jewellery represents the fourth World Series ring of his profession. He hasn’t had an opportunity to place all of them on on the identical time, however he did not rule out giving it a shot sooner or later.

“They measure them for one finger,” Bochy mentioned. “But I may have to try.”