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One of the most important men in the annals of Boston Red Sox history, Dick O'Connell loved this ring. The letter from his son on his illustrated Red Sox letterhead states "the ring was never worn and always kept in it's original Balfour box." This may be because he would take it out and just look at it longingly or because of his abrupt firing resulting from his tumultuous relationship with the owners' widow, but it was never worn and kept in pristine mint condition in the original box with the Balfour paperwork. In 1975, led by rookies Lynn and Rice, the Red Sox won the AL East title and swept defending World Champion Oakland in the ALCS. The ring actually commemorates the win, as incribed one side is "Boston 3" and "Oakland O." In addition to receiving this resplendent coveted ring, O'Connell was hailed as Executive of the Year in Major League Baseball. Lavish, glittering faux diamond in center surrounded by ruby red band and raised letters "Boston Red Sox." His name is on one side with Sox logo on the other, 1975 and "B" in a circle. Inside ring is stamped "Balfour 10K." In NRMT-MT condition and includes LOA from son. Size 9.
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