The Boston Red Sox made a classy gesture and replaced former pitcher Derek Lowe's 2004 World Series ring after it was stolen in April.
Lowe's Fort Myers, Florida home was robbed in April and he lost about $90,000 worth of property, including his World Series ring.
When Lowe's Cleveland Indians visited Fenway Park this past week, Lowe had a very nice surprise waiting for him. Before Saturday's game against the Red Sox, owner John Henry, president and CEO Larry Lucchino, and chairman Tom Werner showed up to the Indians clubhouse to personally give Derek Lowe his ring back.
Lowe said of the gesture, “You know me, I can talk. But it was one of those moments where I didn’t even know what to say. It wasn’t like they just sent over a bat boy or sent it over. All three of them came over to give it to me. They said some really nice things. ”I just don’t want it to go unnoticed. I knew there was an opportunity for me to buy another one, but to have all three of them there when they gave it to me really meant a lot. It’s something I’ll never forget. It almost means more this time because it was a selfless act on their part. I just want people to know they did this.”
Derek Lowe became the first Major Leaguer to win all three series clinching games in 2004 and went 3-0 with an ERA of 1.86 in that fateful postseason.