1968 Detroit Tigers World Series Championship Ring

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HistoryThe 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals against the Detroit Tigers, with the Tigers winning in seven games for their first championship since 1945, and the third in their history. The Tigers came back from a 31 deficit to win three in a row, largely on the arm of MVP Mickey Lolich, who won three complete games in a single World Series, a feat that was not duplicated until Randy Johnson did so in 2001, though he started 2 games, not 3. In his third appearance in the Series, Lolich had to pitch after only two days rest in the deciding Game 7, because regular-season 31-game winner Denny McLain was moved up to Game 6 also on two days rest. In Game 5, the Tigers hopes for the title would have been very much in jeopardy had Bill Freehan not tagged out Lou Brock in a home plate collision, on a perfect throw from left fielder Willie Horton, when Brock elected not to slide and went in standing up.

The 1968 season was tagged "The Year of the Pitcher", and the Series featured dominant performances from Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson, MVP of the 1964 World Series and 1967 World Series. Gibson came into the World Series with a regular season earned run average (ERA) of just 1.12, and he would pitch complete games in Games 1, 4, and 7. He was the winning pitcher in Games 1 and 4. In Game 1, he threw a shutout, striking out seventeen batters, besting Sandy Koufax's 1963 record by two, and it still stands as the World Series record today. In Game 4, a solo home run by Jim Northrup was the only offense the Tigers were able to muster, as Gibson struck out ten batters. In Game 7, Gibson was defeated by series MVP Lolich, allowing three runs on four straight hits in the decisive seventh inning, although the key play was a Northrup triple that was seemingly misplayed by center fielder Curt Flood and could have been the third out with no runs scoring.

The World Series saw the Cardinals lose a Game 7 for the first time in their history. The Tigers were the third team to come back from a three games to one deficit to win a best-of-seven World Series, the first two being the 1925 Pirates and the 1958 Yankees. Later, the 1979 Pirates and 1985 Royals would accomplish this feat.

About Our Rings

Our rings are handmade with our skilled workers - All stones are prong set by hand, not glued. We make ring in solid, not hollow. All letters on the ring are deep 3D design.


About Materials

Stones: AAA+ cubic zirconias.

  • Copper coated with gold or platinum plating
  • 925 sterling silver coated with gold or platinum plating

The defaut option is copper, it is safe, strong and stable. The plating on the ring can last a lifetime. we never and ever make ring with cheap jewelry alloy.

About shipping and production time


Generally, we ship your order within a week, but if you require name and/or inside engraving on the ring, it will take about 10 days to complete your order.

Each ring will ship with a wooden ring box, tracking number will be provided after shipment made.

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