The Perfect Valentine’s Gift: Minnesota Twins World Series Ring

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Valentine’s Day is this Saturday, there’s your friendly reminder, and she wants diamonds. If you are she, you want diamonds. If you or she doesn’t want diamonds, I plead you just to go with this stupid lead because I thought it was funny and please don’t take offense.

Combine her love of diamonds and your love of the Minnesota Twins with this one of a kind Minnesota Twins World Series ring. Seriously. Steve Carlton’s 1987 World Series ring is up for grabs starting April 8 via SCP Auctions.

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Carlton was 1-5 in nine games and seven starts for the Twins in 1987 with a 6.70 ERA. Carlton came back for in 1988, but only lasted four games and one start for the Twins ending the season with a 16.76 ERA. It’s easy to say that Carlton didn’t have the best moments of his career as a Twin.

Carlton did make the All-Star game ten times, all with the National League, and won the NL Cy Young award four times. He is now enshrined in Cooperstown in the Baseball Hall of Fame. If Baseball Reference tickles your fancy, they have Carlton listed as the 13th best pitcher of all-time: two spots behind Bob Feller and two spots in front of Jim Palmer.

Mike Rand of the Star Tribune brought this to our attention after it sneaking in at the bottom of an ESPN article about a totally different player in a totally different sport.

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