A Man Allegedly Stole a World Series Ring from Cincinnati Reds Infielder Mike Moustakas

Did the Reds really need this while vying for the NL Wild Card?

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click to enlarge Mike Moustakas of the Cincinnati Reds - Photo: Minda Haas Kuhlmann, Flickr Creative Commons
Photo: Minda Haas Kuhlmann, Flickr Creative Commons
Mike Moustakas of the Cincinnati Reds

Everyone wants the brass ring, but stealing isn't the way to go about it.

A man who allegedly stole Cincinnati Reds infielder Mike Moustakas' 2015 World Series ring is finding that out. WCPO-TV reports that in August, Casey Zang stole the coveted ring along with Moustakas' 2015 American League Championship ring, according to officer statements in court documents.

Zang appeared in Hamilton County Municipal Court on Sept. 2. He faces a charge of third-degree felony.

Moustakas had won the rings while he played third base for the Kansas City Royals. After losing the 2014 World Series, Moustakas and the team cranked out another memorable season in 2015, winning the AL Central for the first time since 1985. The Royals then knocked out the New York Mets in five games for the team's first World Series championship in 30 years.

Moustakas was instrumental in the Royals' postseason run, with plenty of singles and great catches. But many fans remember his home run in game six of the ALC that became controversial when a fan plucked the ball from the air above the right-field wall.

Moustakas signed a four-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds in 2019. 

The Cincinnati Reds are in the hunt for a National League Wild Card slot, with several MLB experts agreeing that the team's odds are good. The Reds nabbed a Wild Card berth in 2020 but hasn't won a World Series since 1990.

As of 10 a.m. Sept. 3, the Reds are 72-63 for 2021.

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