The Kane County Cougars fully unveiled the design of their 2014 Midwest League championship rings Friday afternoon.
The team teased its fan base with parts of the design revealed on social media throughout the week. Randomly selected followers received prizes for participating in the virtual ring unveiling.
Here is a description of the ring from the Cougars’ press release:
With creative direction led by Cougars graphic designer Emmet Broderick, the ring is composed of 10-karat pure white gold with a total of 58 stones which symbolize the franchise’s record 58 regular-season and postseason victories at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in 2014. Flanking the Cougars’ full-color primary logo on the top face of the ring are two emeralds to symbolize the franchise’s two league championships in 2001 and 2014.
One shank of the ring lists the individual’s name with the Cougars’ secondary logo prominently displayed. The other shank includes the Cubs logo to signify the Cougars’ big-league affiliation with the Cubs during the 2014 championship campaign. This shank of the ring also highlights the team’s final record of 98-49, which led all of Minor League Baseball in 2014.
The rings were produced by Jostens, the Minnesota-based company that was formed in the late 19th century and has been at the forefront of ring designs for sports teams. Last month, Jostens was selected by the College Football Playoff (CFP) to create the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship ring.