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Veeck's wooden leg going up for auction

Updated: October 17, 1999, 8:26 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The family of former White Sox owner and baseball maverick Bill Veeck is appalled at the plans of a Chicago tavern owner to auction off their patriarch's wooden leg next month.

"It's offensive to me," said Mike Veeck, owner of the minor league St. Paul Saints. "Our family would be fine with it if the money was for charity. ... It would be tasteless, but at least it would be doing some good."

Organizers of the auction expect Bill Veeck's leg to bring $10,000 to $15,000 ...

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