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For Stanford it is simple, beat the Cal Bears and earn a trip to the Pac-12 Conference Championship Game. The Cardinal would also keep the Stanford Axe.
An excerpt from "A Brief History of the Stanford Axe":
"The baseball team was in need of a morale boost. So because the "Axe Yell" (an excerpt from Sophocles' 'The Frog') was popular at the time, yell-leaders bought a standard lumberman's axe, probably from Sears, and painted it red.
After Cal took the first game of the three-game baseball series, Stanford had a rally to hype up their fans, showing the Axe for the first time to behead a scarecrow wearing Cal colors. During the second game of the series, they would use it to chop up Cal-colored ribbon when Stanford made a good play, which made Cal fans pretty upset, so much so that they wanted to steal it."