April 26, 2013 in Sports

Saberhagen offers gear for charity

 

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With his large collection of baseball memorabilia gathering dust in a storage unit, former Kansas City Royals ace Bret Saberhagen decided to auction off his two Cy Young awards, 1985 World Series ring and MVP trophy and dozens of other items to raise money for his charity.

Saberhagen initially brushed off an offer to sell the assortment of trophies, jerseys and game-used baseballs he collected over his 16-year professional career. Then he realized it would make more sense to sell the memorabilia to people who really wanted them and use the proceeds for a more worthy cause. The proceeds will go to The Bret Saberhagen Makes A Difference Foundation and his four children.

Saberhagen spent half of his career in Kansas City, where he won two Cy Young Awards, a Gold Glove and the 1985 World Series MVP trophy. Those items are among the 77 in his auction catalog that also include game-used jerseys, baseballs, his All-Star Game bats and his high school basketball and baseball jerseys.

In his eight seasons with the Royals, Saberhagen won 110 games before being traded to the New York Mets.

Former Braves pitcher Camp, 60, dies in Georgia

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Rick Camp died in northwest Georgia.

Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton said the 60-year-old Camp was found dead Thursday morning at his home in Rydal, about 55 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. Camp’s cause of death wasn’t immediately known.

Camp played with the Atlanta Braves between 1976 and 1985. The Trion, Ga., native is perhaps best remembered for a home run he hit July 4, 1985, in the 18th inning of a game against the New York Mets.

His run tied the game, but the Braves lost 16-13 in the 19th inning.

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