For an in-game at-bat, 'how could I say no?'
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Bill Veeck had Eddie Gaedel, the midget who pinch hit for the St. Louis Browns in a major league game in 1951.
Now, Mike Veeck, son of Bill and president of the St. Paul Saints, has Mac Turndorf, the eBay bidder who'll get to bat in a Northern League exhibition game on May 14.
"There's always a man or woman in the stands who says 'I can hit that,' " Saints spokesman Dave Wright told ESPN.com. Monday, "and now, I guess we'll find out if he or she can."
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