Matt Stairs' baseball rings stolen in Maine robbery

Former major leaguer Matt Stairs of Fredericton was the victim of a home robbery in Bangor, Maine, where a thief or thieves stole his league championship rings and other jewellery.
Fredericton's Matt Stairs is one of a handful of Canadians to play for the Expos and Blue Jays. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Police in Maine are investigating the theft of league championship rings and other items from the home of former major league baseball player Matt Stairs.

Stairs was in his native New Brunswick last weekend to be inducted into the province's sports Hall of Fame when his daughter called to say his home in Bangor had been robbed.

Stairs tells the Bangor Daily News the thief or thieves took jewelry, including his National League and American League championship rings.

The World Series ring he won in 2008 with the Philadelphia Phillies was spared because he wore it to the induction ceremony.

Police have not made an arrest.

Stairs had a .262 batting average, with 265 home runs and 899 runs batted in over a 19-year career with 12 MLB teams, including the Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays.