Dodgers Unveil 2020 World Series Rings Featuring 232 Diamonds, 53 Sapphires

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVApril 9, 2021

Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to win the baseball World Series in Game 6 Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

Ahead of their home opener Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally got a chance to celebrate their 2020 World Series title with a ring ceremony.

Pitcher Clayton Kershaw didn't hide his excitement when he got his ring:

Cut4 @Cut4

We think it’s safe to say Kersh loves his ring. pic.twitter.com/9S1SkwW14F

Jorge Castillo @jorgecastillo

Clayton Kershaw gets his World Series ring. pic.twitter.com/a5kGC3Frry

World Series MVP Corey Seager was also a fan favorite:

Jorge Castillo @jorgecastillo

MVP chants for Corey Seager, who was introduced by his brother Kyle. pic.twitter.com/SsIhtrOndF

David Price opted out of last season and will auction off his ring to benefit The Players Alliance instead of keeping it:

Molly Knight @molly_knight

David Price has chosen to auction his world series ring to raise money for @Player_Alliance. That announcement got a big pop from the crowd.

The rings themselves are impressive and feature 53 sapphires and 232 diamonds:

Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

World Series Champions has a nice ring to it. pic.twitter.com/lrlQ1cwms8

L.A. Times Sports @latimessports

Take a look: Dodgers’ World Series rings feature 232 diamonds, 53 sapphireshttps://t.co/mfeAiJk1d9 pic.twitter.com/BONBoQcym5

Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

It’s all in the details. pic.twitter.com/GDZcNh35YZ

The team ended the festivities by raising the new championship banner:

SportsNet LA @SportsNetLA

The Championship banner now flies at Dodger Stadium. pic.twitter.com/XEQgUhEl5s

It was a joyous celebration for the Dodgers, which won its first title since 1988 last season. The squad had come close several times in recent years losing in the World Series in both 2017 and 2018 with much of the same core.

Friday's ceremony is even more meaningful considering most of the 2020 season was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the World Series played at a neutral Globe Life Field in Texas.

"[The ceremony] has been marked on the calendar for a while now," Kershaw told reporters Wednesday. "I'm excited for fans to be there...it's going to be very special for me."

About 11,000 fans were allowed in Dodgers Stadium for the ceremony and game against the Washington Nationals.