Saberhagen auction items return big dollars

KANSAS CITY -- Former pitcher Bret Saberhagen's 1985 Royals World Series ring brought $73,409 at a memorabilia auction that ended on Sunday, it was announced by SCP Auctions.

Among other items sold were Saberhagen's 1985 American League Cy Young Award, $38,588, and his World Series MVP Trophy, $37,610. A portion of the proceeds were to go to The Bret Saberhagen Makes A Difference Foundation.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.