ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Just like in 2006, the World Series trophy earned by the St. Louis Cardinals in a 7-game classic over the Texas Rangers will take its act on the road.
The Cardinals have teamed once again with U.S. Cellular to organize the tour.
The trophy will make 53 stops at U.S. Cellular stores throughout Missouri, southwestern and central Illinois and even all the way out to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
St. Louis Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III says the team has a special connection with this particular version of the trophy, which was first awarded in 1967 after the Cardinals downed the Boston Red Sox in seven games.
“We currently now have the oldest Commissioner’s Trophy and the newest Commissioner’s Trophy, which is kind of fun,” DeWitt said during the tour announcement at a U.S. Cellular outlet in Maplewood Thursday.
While retaining its now-familiar look that includes banners for each current Major League Baseball team, DeWitt points out that the trophy has gone through some changes in the last four-and-a-half decades.
“Construction of the trophy went to Tiffany in 2000 and it got a little more abstract,” DeWitt pointed out, “but with with higher-end materials, including real silver and gold.”
Members of Cardinal Nation will get a chance to see the trophy up-close and personal, and even get their photos taken with it free of charge, during a tour that begins this Saturday in University City and runs through Saturday, April 7th in Fairview Heights.
For a full rundown of the Trophy Tour schedule, log onto www.cardinals.com/trophytour or call (314) 345-9579.
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