Few player rings from the Amazin' Mets have ever reached the auction block. In 2004, World Series MVP Donn Clendenon's championship ring sold for over $23,000. To our knowledge, there hasn't been another one offered since.
Thus, it is with great pride and pleasure that we present the player ring of Mets relief pitcher Dan Frisella. Although "Bear" saw little action during the miracle campaign, he soon learned the forkball and enjoyed his best campaign in '71, posting an 8-5 record, 1.99 ERA and 12 saves. Frisella bounced around with several clubs from 1973-76, before his career was cut short at age 30 by his death in a freak dune-buggy accident. A few years later, Frisella's high school in San Mateo, CA, named their baseball diamond in his honor: Frisella Field. On a visit to Serra High School, Pam Frisella had this to say about her late husband: "Danny had a magnetic personality and he was crazy-funny. He was a person who attracted people. He was so positive and he inspired me to ensure that his legacy would continue."
Manufactured by Jostens, Frisella's hefty, 10K-gold, size 10-3/4 ring showcases a 50-point diamond set upon a blue stone. One shank exhibits, "29 / FRISELLA / P," while "Danny Frisella" is elegantly engraved inside the band. There are also wonderful graphics of Shea Stadium and the Mets logo. Near Mint condition. A 1992 purchase LOA accompanies.