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Lot # 891: 2009 New York Yankees World Championship Ring

Starting Bid: $3,000.00

Bids: 20 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM

Addition (6/11 - 2:10 pm) - This ring is a size 13 and weighs 47 grams.

Addendum (5/23 - 2:39 pm) - This ring was issued to minor-league manager Dave Miley, not a scout as originally described. We have amended the description accordingly. 

2009 New York Yankees World Series Championship ring issued to Dave Miley, who was manager of the club’s AAA minor-league affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in 2009. The 14K white gold ring, manufactured by Balfour, is identical to that received by the Yankees players that season. The left shank of the ring is engraved "World Champions", and under that is an engraved image of Yankee Stadium. and lower down is engraved "Unity". On the right shank is engraved "Miley", the Yankee logo, and "Tradition". Inside the left ring band is engraved an image of Yankee Stadium and "Yankee Stadium Inaugural Season" and inside the right ring band is engraved "Balfour (c) 14K".

Managed by Joe Girardi, the Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins in the 2009 Divisional Series in three games and beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in six games to win the pennant. Then the Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in six games to capture their 27th World Championship. The Yankees had plenty of power in '09. The leading homer hitters and their totals: Mark Teixeira (39), Alex Rodriguez (30), Nick Swisher (29), Hideki Matsui (28), Robinson Cano (25), Johnny Damon (24), and Jorge Posada (22). Hall of Famer Derek Jeter led the regulars with a .334 batting average. Key pitchers and their win totals: C.C. Sabathia (19), Andy Pettitte (14), and AJ. Burnett (13). Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera had 44 saves.

Dave Miley, who also managed the Cincinnati Reds for three seasons (2003-2005), managed the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees from 2007 to 2015. Miley led Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to the International League Championship and the club's first Governor’s Cup Championship in 2008 and was named manager of the year in both 2007 and 2012. The ring size is 12.5, and it comes with its original box, which measures 2.75" x 2.75" x 2.25". The top of the attractive box reads, "World Champions 2009", and exhibits the Yankee interlocking NY logo. There is a slight bit of wear to the interior of the box. Overall, the ring is in EX-MT condition. The images of Yankee Stadium on the ring represent the new Yankee Stadium which opened in time for this 2009 season, and the '09 World Series Championship is the last for the Yankee "Core Four" of Jeter, Posada, Pettitte, and Rivera - and the most recent Yankee World Championship - so the beautiful ring is loaded with significance.

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