NJ girl returns lost World Series Ring

The News Leader

May 7, 2010 7:42:44 AM PDT
Finder's keepers never entered the mind of a New Jersey fifth grader who found a ring that could have paid for her freshmen year in college. Kate Drury wanted to find the owner of the ring that commemorated the Pittsburgh Pirates' 1960 World Series victory over the New York Yankees. The seventh game marked the first time a walkoff homerun had ended a World Series.

Drury spotted the ring at the Twin Oaks Ice Rink in Morristown in February.

Merrill Hess didn't realize that's where he had lost the ring.

The 82-year-old was assistant scouting director for the Pirates in 1960.

Hess found Drury's posting on Google that she had found a ring belonging to "Merrill Mess."

Hess gave the girl a check, a gift certificate and an autographed photograph from the 1960 series.