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Hall of Fame pitcher Palmer puts Cy Young Awards, 2 Gold Gloves up for auction

This photo taken June 30, 2012 shows former Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer clapping during a ceremony honoring former manager Earl Weaver in Baltimore. Palmer is planning to auction off three Cy Young Awards and two Gold Gloves.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)
July 02, 2012 - 4:12 PM

BALTIMORE - Jim Palmer says he no longer needs trophies as mementos of his Hall of Fame career, so the former Baltimore Orioles ace has put his three Cy Young Awards and two of his four Gold Gloves up for auction.

The 66-year-old Palmer, who currently works as a TV analyst for the Orioles, did not say he was financially hurting. He says he intends to use the money for the education of his grandchildren and provide for his autistic stepson. A portion of the profits will also be given to the autism project of Palm Beach County.

Palme, who pitched for 19 seasons, says, "Whether I have the awards or not, it's not going to take those memories away. At this juncture in my life ... my priorities have changed."

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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