Members of the 2017 Quad Cities River Bandits received their Midwest League championship rings Saturday during a ceremony at the spring training home of the Houston Astros, the River Bandits’ parent club.
Here is a description of the rings’ design, from the Quad-City Times:
The rings are silver and feature the words “Midwest League champions’’ separated by eight stones set in an oval around a red background with the River Bandits’ “raccoon eyes’’ logo in silver in the center.
Players names, the year, and a likeness of the Ferris wheel at Modern Woodmen Park are engraved on the sides of the rings, which come in a case that includes a placard which includes the individual’s name and a River Bandits’ “Rascal’’ logo that was featured on caps worn by the team.
The Astros’ “H” logo is also featured, along with text acknowledging Houston’s World Series win last year.
The River Bandits swept the Fort Wayne TinCaps in the 2017 Midwest League Championship Series, earning the franchise its third MWL title in the last seven years, and its seventh overall. (Quad Cities also won the league in 1968, 1971, 1979, 1990, 2011 and 2013.)
You can read the entire Quad-City Times story about Saturday’s ring ceremony here.