World Series Champion Ring Ceremony South Bend Cubs

The Chicago Cubs gave away 1,908 World Series Champion rings in celebration of their 2016 World Series Championship

It takes more than a dedicated front office staff like Theo Epstein, Crane Kenney and Jed Hoyer and an ownership group like the Ricketts family to bring a World Series to Chicago. It’s more than the facilities and support staff... championships start in the Minor Leagues. Champions are built in South Bend. On May 2, 2017, the Chicago Cubs recognized the South Bend Cubs coaching staff and executive front office staff for their hard work and presented them with their 2016 World Series Championship Rings.

South Bend Cubs Team President, Joe Hart shows off his World Series ring / Photo by Tim Reilly

"It's a lifelong dream come true," said Team President, Joe Hart. "Growing up a Chicago Cubs fan, it almost seems surreal. This is a sign of all the hard work and dedication from the Chicago Cubs' front office and organization as a whole."

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World Series Ring Ceremony Photo Gallery

Photos by Tim Reilly

Eleven members of the South Bend Cubs' organization received their rings at Four Winds Field.

  • Jimmy Gonzalez: Manager
  • Brian Lawrence: Pitching Coach
  • Jeremy Farrel: Hitting Coach
  • Jonathon Mota: Assistant Coach
  • Logan Severson: Athletic Trainer
  • Ryan Nordvedt: Strength Coach
  • Dr. Stephen F. Mitros: Team Doctor
  • Linda Wawrzyniak: Chicago Cubs' Director of Education
  • Jim Reynolds: longtime Clubhouse Manager
  • Nick Brown: Vice President
  • Joe Hart: President


Tim Reilly / Stephen Cabe

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