Lost and Found: 1960 Pirates World Series Ring

It could have fetched thousands at auction.

But selling it wasn’t the first thing that popped into 11-year-old Kate Drury’s mind.

The fifth grader from New Jersey happened to be watching her brother play hockey at a Chatham ice rink one night earlier this year when she spotted  a ring sitting under one of the tables set up inside.

This was no ordinary ring.

Six miles away, Merrill Hess, 82, was beside himself.  He’d lost the ring he was given 50 years ago by the team that employed him as assistant scouting director.

The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates.

But this special World Series ring is back with its rightful owner after Hess’ daughter–a university professor–went online and ran across a post made by Kate she’d tried unsuccessfully to find the owner through the rink.

The Newark Star-Ledger has the rest of the story.