• This undated file photo provided by SCP Auctions shows various views of former major league pitcher Don Drysdale's 1963 World Series championship ring. The ring sold at auction for $110,111. (Leslie Larsen Bird/SCP Auctions via AP, File)

    Don Drysdale’s 1963 World Series ring sells for $110K

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Drysdale’s 1963 World Series championship ring with the Los Angeles Dodgers sold for $110,111 in an auction of the late Hall of Fame pitcher’s memorabilia.

  • This photo circa 1870 courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams shows Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams. A newly verified set of documents from baseball's early history serve almost as a paternity test for the game. Maury Povich might look at them on his daytime talk show and declare: "Doc Adams, you ARE the father!" Or, for the man he's replacing, "Alexander Cartwright, you are NOT the father of baseball." (Courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams/Wikipedia via AP)

    You ARE the father: Who is Doc Adams, baseball’s dad?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams may never be a household name like baseball’s imagined inventor Abner Doubleday or basketball’s actual inventor James Naismith. But a newly verified set of documents, titled “Laws of Base Ball,” sold at auction early Sunday for nearly $3.3 million, go a long way toward lifting him to legendary status.

  • Historic ‘Laws of Baseball’ documents sell for more than $3M

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million.

  • This photo circa 1870 courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams shows Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams. A newly verified set of documents from baseball's early history serve almost as a paternity test for the game. Maury Povich might look at them on his daytime talk show and declare: "Doc Adams, you ARE the father!" Or, for the man he's replacing, "Alexander Cartwright, you are NOT the father of baseball." (Courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams/Wikipedia via AP)

    You ARE the father: Who is Doc Adams, baseball’s dad

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams may never be a household name like baseball’s imagined inventor Abner Doubleday or basketball’s actual inventor James Naismith. But a newly verified set of documents, titled “Laws of Base Ball,” being sold at an auction that ends Saturday, go a long way toward lifting him to legendary status.