La Russa presents Punto with World Series ring

La Russa presents Punto with World Series ring

La Russa presents Punto with World Series ring
PHILADELPHIA -- Utility infielder Nick Punto received his 2011 World Series ring from his former manager, Tony La Russa, before Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Punto hit .275 with a .388 on-base percentage in 63 games during the regular season for the Cardinals, who downed Texas in an epic seven-game World Series. La Russa retired after the season, and Punto was a free agent.

On Friday, Punto struck out for the final out of the game, against former Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon. The 34-year-old is batting just .135 this season.