Hall of Famer Wee Willie Keeler's diary from the 1896 Temple Cup Series - a precursor to the World Series - is part of SCP Auctions' online sports memorabilia sale that runs through June 10.
Keeler – famous for the phrase, “Hit ’em where they ain’t” – helped the Baltimore Orioles sweep the Cleveland Spiders in the 1896 series. The diary is handwritten and signed twice by Keeler.
The auction also includes a 1927 New York Yankees team photograph signed by Babe Ruth and inscribed “The greatest team of them all 1927” and a 1914 Providence International League championship photo signed by Ruth.
HUDSON TO DL?
Minnesota second baseman Orlando Hudson is likely headed for the disabled list with his surgically repaired left wrist healing slowly following a collision with Twins teammate Denard Span.
Manager Ron Gardenhire and GM Bill Smith were still working to finalize their plan, but told Hudson of the impending move before Sunday’s series finale against the Oakland Athletics. They must make roster room for Michael Cuddyer’s return from the bereavement list Tuesday.
Former Mariner Mike Cameron returned to Boston’s starting lineup, hopeful a troublesome abdominal tear will no longer curtail his playing time.