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Former New York Yankees Pitcher Don Larsen to Auction Uniform from 1956 World Series’ Perfect Game

June 28th, 2012 at 7:06 PM
By Daniel Sirianni

Former New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen will auction off the uniform he wore while throwing the first and only perfect game in World Series history. 

'Don Larsen' photo (c) 2010, Steve Starer - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Larsen, 82, struck out seven as he threw a perfect game to lead the Yankees to a 2-0 victory in game five of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. After his dominant performance, the Yankees went on to win the series in seven games and Larsen was given the World Series Most Valuable Player award. He is the only pitcher to ever throw a perfect game in the postseason. 

The former right-hander played 14 seasons in the majors, compiling a career record of 81-91 with a 3.78 ERA and 849 strikeouts. 

Larsen is looking to raise money to help pay for his two grandchildren's college education. The auction will be held by Steiner Sports Memoribilia this fall, but several seven-figure offers have already been made.

Executive vice president Brett Schissler believes the uniform could draw a bid of up to $2 million, which is definitely possible. In May, a Babe Ruth jersey sold for over $4 million. 

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Tags: Baseball, Don Larsen, MLB, New York, New York Yankees, Steiner Sports

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