HOUSTON — Another World Series championship means new jewelry for Houston's favorite sports team.
With a win over the Phillies last year, the Astros not only earned the top spot in baseball but also made sure they'd receive new rings.
The team tweeted about some details on Friday, the same day the players and coaches got their hardware.
About the rings
- 624 diamonds
- 12 genuine orange sapphires
- 43 genuine blue sapphires
- 15.30 carats
Those are the hard facts about the rings, but the real glory is in the details.
Each ring features the player's signature on the inside and the team's "Level(ed) Up" slogan on the bottom. Also inside the ring, the three logos of the teams they beat in the playoffs and the series results are engraved.
Two orange sapphires on one side of the ring were put there to honor the two no-hitters Astros pitchers threw in 2022, one in the regular season and one in the World Series. On the same side, there's an image of Minute Maid Park since that's where the team clinched the series. Sixty diamonds around the bezel are in honor of the 60th season for the Houston Astros. Each player's number is in yellow gold with diamonds.
On the other side of the ring, a single diamond represents the first World Series won at home. Two other stones represent the two World Series wins in Astros' history. The championship year (2022) is in yellow gold and filled with 29 diamonds. Six diamonds at the bottom of the Commissioner's Trophy represent the team's six straight ALCS appearances.
- 22 emerald-cut diamonds represent the 22 runs scored by Houston in the World Series
- 11 baguette diamonds honor the 5 AL West division titles, 4 AL pennants and 2 World Series victories
- 42 blue sapphires represent the number of years to avenge Houston's NLCS loss to the Phillies, 42 postseason games for Dusty Baker Jr. to win his first World Series as a manager and the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's MLB debut
- 117 diamonds for Houston's 117 regular and postseason wins
- 9 custom-cut sapphires to create the star behind the H in the team logo
- 71 diamonds to honor the 71 strikeouts by Astros pitchers in the World Series, an MLB record