Reliable second-sacker Dick Green capped off his 12-year A's career by doing the unthinkable. Despite going 0-for-13 at the plate in October, Green made so many dazzling defensive plays that he was voted World Series MVP by the BBWAA's NY Chapter and thus received the prestigious Babe Ruth Award! "Green has made the difference; he has made the big plays in the key situations," Dodger opponent Steve Garvey said at the time. "He's continually making big double plays, the kind that take us right out of possible big innings." Indeed, Green turned six DPs in the 5-game Series. He also walked and scored in Game 3, then added a sac-fly RBI in Game 4. That stellar overall performance proved to be the South Dakota native's swan song as he hung up his spikes for good during the off season.
Offered is Green's 1974 W.S. ring—just the second '74 A's player example that has ever been auctioned publicly. Manufactured by Jostens, the 14K-gold, size 10 ring displays radiant NM condition with a beautiful "A's" gold inlay in green stone. The shanks feature perfect green enameling of the Three-Peat clover emblem as well as a raised "A's"-on-ball design. The vintage Jostens presentation box is also included.