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For the second time in three years, the 1987 Cardinals were on the wrong side of history. Two years after becoming the first team to lose a World Series after having won the first two games at home (with the aid of a costly call by unpire Don Denkinger), the Redbirds became the first team to lose a Fall Classic during which the winning club lost every road game.
Still and all, St. Louis enjoyed a terrific season with 95 wins, and members of the club received these attractive rings with real diamonds on top. This Size 12 example belonged to longtime coach Red Schoendienst and is in NRMT condition. It commemorates over three-million in attendance at Busch Stadium that season. Also on the face are three rubies and "ST. LOUIS CARDINALS" written on diagonal lines. The left panel has the coach's name and number 2 along with the NL Championship trophy and team logo. The right shank commemorates the 3,072,122 fans, along wth "ST. LOUIS CARDINALS" and a redbird swinging a bat with Busch Stadium, the Arch and "WORLD SERIES 15TH," It is marked "CTO 10K" inside. Not only did Minnesota win the World Series without benefit of a road victory, the team also set a record by being the champion with the worst regular-season record ever (85-77), a mark that would ironically be broken by the 2006 Cards with a mediocre 83-78 mark.
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