Whether you like it or not, the Houston Astros received their 2022 World Series rings on Friday night before game two of a four-game set against the Chicago White Sox.
A championship ring that weighs 15.30 in total carat shininess, 624 sparkly diamonds, twelve genuine orange sapphires, and forty-three genuine blue sapphires is the exclamation point on what was an iconic season for the Astros in 2022.
As if the diamonds were not enough, the detail behind the championship ring honors both the past and present of the Astros organization. Inside the rings are the player’s signature, logos, and series scores from the postseason. The bottom of the band on the ring has the hype slogan “Leveled Up,” capping off the 2022 season with a World Series Championship.
Both sides of the ring are exceptional in their unique way. On the side with the player’s last name, two orange sapphires honor the two combined no-hitters thrown in 2022; one in the regular season and one in the World Series. There is a detailed image of Minute Maid Park to reflect the Astros winning the World Series at home. The player’s number is outlined in Yellow Gold with diamonds in the middle. Along the edge on top of the ring are sixty diamonds to mark the team’s 60th year as a franchise.
On the “2022” side of the ring, a single diamond is in the middle of the World Series trophy presenting the team winning their first World Series at home. There are two stars underneath the championship year, one orange and one blue, paying tribute to the two World Series wins in franchise history. On the bottom of the World Series trophy are six diamonds representing six straight ALCS appearances. The championship year is in yellow gold with 29 diamonds in it.
The top of the World Series ring packs so much bling that you will make you become aww struck!!! Twenty-two diamonds pay tribute to the twenty-two runs scored in the World Series. Elevenen baguette diamonds in the center of the “Ht honor the five AL West division titles, four AL Pennants, and two World Series titles. Forty-Two blues sapphires outline the ring representing the number of years it took for the Astros to avenge their NLCS loss to the Phillies, the number of postseason games it took for manager Dusty Baker to win his first World Series, and the forty-two represent the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson making his historic MLB debut. His number “42” is being retired throughout all of MLB.
One hundred seventeen diamonds on the top of the ring represent the 117 combined regular season and postseason wins. Along the star are nine custom-cut orange sapphires outlined by seventy-one diamonds to symbolize the number of strikeouts by Astros pitchers in the World Series, which would become an MLB record.
The Astros would go on to cap off the night with a thrilling 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox, as the Astros would get stellar offensive performances from Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker. Tucker would also make a great defensive play that prevented the White Sox from taking the lead.
While the season is just getting started, the Astros will be looking to be the first team to repeat as World Series Champions for the first time since the New York Yankees did it in the late 1990s.
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