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Apparently the minor league St. Paul Saints put up an auction on eBay where the winner of the auction had the opportunity to play in one game for them, pretty cool if you ask me. Here's an article about it...


ST. PAUL -- In the end, all that money couldn't buy a hit.


Marc Turndorf, the Los Angeles man who submitted the winning bid of $5,601.01 on an Internet auction to play for the St. Paul Saints, went 0-for-4 on Saturday in his second game in uniform.


Turndorf started and played the entire game in left field against the Japanese All-Stars. The Saints won 9-7.


The Internet auction was sponsored by the Saints, who play in the Northern League.


Turndorf, a 35-year-old video game producer, beat out 72 other bids on the Web site eBay.


Turndorf made his Saints debut on Friday night, going 0-for-1 against Sioux Falls. He entered that game as a pinch runner in the sixth inning, but did not score. He also figured in Sioux Falls' game-winning run.


With the game tied 2-all, Turndorf broke late on Daren Kinsolving's fly ball that dropped near the left field line for a double. Kinsolving scored later in the inning. But manager George Tsamis offered him a chance to play again on Saturday.


Proceeds from the auction are going to local charities.



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