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Man pleads guilty after Ruth ruse

Updated: June 29, 2012, 2:00 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A California man has pleaded guilty in a New York court to trying to sell for $200,000 a 19th-century baseball glove he falsely claimed belonged to Babe Ruth.

Irving Scheib entered the plea to a count of wire fraud in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday.

The government says the Bonsall, Calif., resident bought the glove on eBay for $750 in January. It says he then claimed the late "Father Knows Best" actor Robert Young had gotten the glove.

The government ...

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