Babe Ruth cap for sale
Former New York Yankees pitcher 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 said Wednesday in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s Bottom Line with Mark Crumpton that he will use money from the sale to restore the field at his alma mater, Point Loma High School.
“I don’t want to put it in storage. I definitely don’t want to give it to the hall of fame or anything like that, because obviously you won’t get it back,” Wells said. “I want someone else to enjoy it.”
Surgery for Wada
Baltimore Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada will have elbow-ligament reconstruction surgery, probably delaying the left-hander’s major league debut for a year.
Surgery is scheduled for May 11.
Wada signed an $8.15 million, two-year contract in December.