by JORDAN LANK
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — The Morehead City Marlins revealed their highly-anticipated 2019 Petitt Cup Championship rings on Wednesday, capping off the celebration and fanfare dating back to the team's 6-2 victory over the Macon Bacon on August 11 to clinch their second-consecutive title.
Produced by Balfour, the same manufacturer responsible for each of the New York Yankees' 27 World Series rings, Morehead City's bling features their signature M on the ring's top panel. Forty one sparkling stones adorn the face of the ring, representing the amount of total wins by the Marlins in 2019, including four playoff "W's" — a franchise record. There are also 24 blue stones surrounding the Marlins M, representing the amount of wins at Big Rock Stadium in 2019.
The left side panel of the ring showcases the player's last name in gold, with eight stones on each depiction of the Petitt Cup to represent the amount of playoff wins over Morehead City's two-year championship stretch. "Back-2-Back" is also prominently featured.
The right side panel highlights the Marlins' primary logo underneath "2019," written in 30 stones to signify the amount of players and coaches on staff when the team hoisted the Petitt Cup for the second summer in a row. The ring has 190 stones in all.
Inside the ring, each player's full name is inscribed with the team's signature hashtag, #MarlinMade.
The ring ceremony was originally scheduled as part of the team's Opening Night ceremonies on July 1. With the recent cancellation of the Marlins' 2020 season, each memento will be personally delivered to members of the championship team.
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