Cubs Trophy Tour makes first stop in Chicago

Cubs Trophy Tour makes first stop in Chicago

The celebration 108 years in the making continued on Friday as the Cubs Trophy Tour embarked on its first voyage in Chicago. Here is a look at the stops the Commissioner's Trophy has made, with a look ahead to the rest of the circuit:

Cubs Team Store, Dec. 9
The 24-inch, 30-pound crown made its first stop at the new official Cubs Team Store along the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Ave.

Fans, public officials and many more came out for the chance to catch a glimpse of and snap photos with the 24-karat gem, which has gotten a significant makeover since the North Siders last won the World Series in 1908.

Since getting a redesign from Tiffany & Co. in 2000, the trophy features 30 flags -- one for each big league team -- with latitude/longitude lines symbolizing the world and vermeil stitches akin to those on a baseball. Commissioner Rob Manfred's signature is etched on the base.

Here are the tentative stops on the Cubs Trophy Tour, with more locations expected to come:

• Chicago City Hall: Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CT

• Cubs Convention: Jan. 13-15

• Spring Training (Mesa, Ariz.)

• Cubs home opener: April 10

And here is the list of additional neighboring cities outside Chicago the tour will stop:

• Bloomington, Ill.

• Champaign, Ill.

• Elgin, Ill.

• Freeport, Ill.

• Naperville, Ill.

• Peoria, Ill.

• Quad Cities, Ill.

• Rockford, Ill.

• Schaumburg, Ill.

• Springfield, Ill.

• Ft. Wayne, Ind.

• Indianapolis, Ind.

• South Bend, Ind.

• Cedar Rapids, Iowa

• Council Bluffs, Iowa

• Des Moines, Iowa

• Mason City, Iowa

• Quad Cities, Iowa

• Sioux City, Iowa

• Waterloo, Iowa

Fans can follow the Cubs on Twitter and Instagram (@Cubs) for specific updates on the Cubs Trophy Tour using the #CubsTrophyTour hashtag. Other updates can be found at

Daniel Kramer is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.