Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 10/29/14
The only known championship ring from the 1919 World Series is currently up for auction. And it formerly belonged to Reds skipper Pat Moran. Here is a brief description of the rare piece of jewelry: Pat Moran's 1919 World Series Ring was presented to him as manager of the Cincinnati Reds team that "beat" the infamous Chicago Black Sox. This is the same oak leaf clustered design as other awards presented for World Series in the teens. However, most of these were pins and stickpins (Edd Roush, 1919). Rings such as this gem are rarest of all. In fact, the same style ring belonged to both Johnny Evers & Rabbit Maranville for their part in the 1914 Miracle Boston Braves' World Championship. Rings were considered effeminate in this era, hence the rarity. However it is fitting that the manager, the center of the team, would receive a ring.This beautiful piece of jewelry is engraved to P.J. Moran on the inside face and is stamped F.H.Co 14K, while the band is mar...
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