Former Yankee David Wells said he'll sell a cap worn by Babe Ruth to help pay for renovations to the baseball field at his San Diego high school instead of giving it to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
The navy blue flannel cap, worn by Ruth in the early 1930s, is worth an estimated $400,000, according to SCP Auctions, which is handling the sale.
Wells on Wednesday told Bloomberg Television's Bottom Line he will use money from the sale to restore the field at his alma mater, Point Loma High School.
A real rivalry in LA?
The Los Angeles Times reported that the Angels are considering a move from Anaheim to downtown Los Angeles and have contacted developer AEG about re-directing its Farmers Field project.
AEG, which owns the Staples Center and the L.A. Kings, has proposed building a football stadium in the middle of downtown L.A. But with no NFL team yet willing to move there, the project may turn into a new ballpark for the Angels - just three miles from Dodger Stadium.
The first thing the new Dodgers ownership group did upon taking control Wednesday was lower the parking fee from $15 to $10.
"We're not here to gouge the fans," said Magic Johnson.
Detroit's Justin Verlander gave up two runs in eight innings on Wednesday but got no decision in a 3-2 Tigers' loss to Kansas City. The AL Cy Young winner now has pitched at least six innings in 48 straight starts since Aug. 22, 2010.
Miami's Ricky Nolasco improved to 4-0 in four career starts at San Francisco's AT&T Park with a 2-1 win Tuesday night. His career ERA in the park by the bay is a minuscule 0.87. Surprisingly, that is only the third-best all-time at the Giants' home by a pitcher with at least three starts here. The Dodger's Clayton Kershaw (0.45) and the Phillies' Cliff Lee (0.51) both have been stingier.
Boston placed third baseman Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained back. Youkilis has struggled this season, hitting just .219 with two homers and nine RBIs in 18 games.
San Diego placed lefthander Cory Luebke on the 15-day DL because of a strained left elbow.
Baltimore lefthander Tsuyoshi Wada will have elbow-ligament reconstruction surgery, likely delaying the Japanese lefthander's major league debut for a year.