Not only did Harry Frazee’s ill-advised sale of Babe Ruth leave the Red Sox in disrepair, it morphed into an onus that made it readily apparent that somehow, the BoSox were going to find a way to lose. From 1944 through 2004, a sizable chunk of the infamous drought, perhaps nobody suffered longer than scout George Digby. Along the way for Digby, there were three Fall Classic appearances. But each of those ended with a Game 7 felling. At the most memorable of those defeats, Digby was awarded this 1975 World Series ring, a definitive Carmines treasure symbolizing the club’s success and oh-so-close tendencies. Details on our website.
The size 10 Balfour accessory is a sacred reminder of the lengthy plight. The prize features a garnet stone at the facing, the outer portion of which features “BOSTON RED SOX” in engraved characters. The inner facing reads “AMERICAN LEAGUER CHAMPIONS” in raised letters. The 10-karat gold band features an engraved team logo and “DIGBY” engraved on the left shank. Opposite that decoration, “1975” is engraved along with a “B” in “dirty sox” font and “BOSTON 3 OAKLAND 0” engraved to reveal the ALCS result. Simply put, this is a stunning artifact from a painful yet glorious chapter in Red Sox history.