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One of the speediest teams in major league history, the 1985 Cardinals swiped a mind-boggling 314 bases compared to just 87 home runs. Willie McGee, Vince Coleman, Ozzie Smith and company were blurs on the basepaths, fueling the Redbirds to 101 wins and the National League pennant. This Size 12 NL championship ring that belonged to longtime coach Red Schoendienst is decked out with diamonds spelling out the STL logo on top and is in EX-MT condition. "NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS" is written around the top and is marked "Jostens 10K" inside. The left shank reads: "1985" and "CARDINALS 14th WORLD SERIES" along with the classic emblem of two birds on a bat. The right shank has the coach's name and the National League logo. Cardinals fans still suffer from the painful memory of umpire Don Denkinger incorrectly ruling Kansas City's Jorge Orta safe on a grounder that would have wrapped up a St. Louis championship in Game 6 but ultimately led to a Royals rally as the intrastate rivals won games 6 and 7 on the road to become the first team in major league history to win the Fall Classic after dropping the first two games at home (oddly enough, the Mets would repeat the rare feat the following season vs. Boston).
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