- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2011

BALTIMORE (AP) - Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver is auctioning off 47 of his treasured keepsakes, including his 1966 World Series ring and jerseys received as gifts from Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray.

The former Baltimore Orioles skipper will earn tens of thousands of dollars from the sale, but Weaver says he doesn’t need the money and isn’t keeping any of it.

The 80-year-old Weaver says he can’t equitably divide the items to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. So he decided to sell the memorabilia and distribute the proceeds evenly among the immediate family.

The World Series ring and the ring he received at his Hall of Fame induction in 1996 each have already attracted online bids more than $13,000.

The live portion of the auction will take place Saturday in Chicago.

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