The Ballparks of America Challenge Coin features the tournament logo on the front, and the Ballparks of America logo on the back. The gold or silver coloring to each coin is a tribute to those same challenge coins handed out during the first World War, where each coin was plated in gold. The tournament logo on the front symbolizes the on-the-field accomplishments a team achieves, and the hard-fought battles a team will go through.
Do not think of this coin as simply a symbol of victory. However, think of it as a symbol of teamwork. Just like a successful battle squadron, a baseball team needs teamwork to be successful on the field. If one person decides not to work with the team, then the entire team risks defeat.
If you are fortunate enough to earn a Ballparks of America Challenge Coin, hold on to it with pride. Display it in your room. Keep it in your pocket or shoe. Just remember- you EARNED that coin.