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Ex-Royals player auctions baseball memorabilia for $80K

Some financial struggles for Frank White

July 16, 2018 - 2:11 pm

Bidders have spent nearly $80,000 for baseball memorabilia a former Kansas City Royals second baseman put up for auction last month.

Crown Sports Auctions Co-founder Jeff Logan tells the Kansas City Star that Frank White's miniature World Series trophy went for $33,000 and his 1980 Gold Glove award sold for almost $13,400. White became the top elected official in Jackson County, Missouri, in 2016.

White declined to comment on how he plans to spend the proceeds, which could relieve some financial pressure he's faced since his ties with the Royals were severed seven years ago.

His Lee's Summit house has been listed for foreclosure three times, most recently in April.

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is investigating how White could remove the home from the foreclosure list for the first time in 2016.

White was the manager of the Wichita Wranglers from 2004-2006, the Double-A affiliate of the Royals.



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