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Cooley Hurd

(26,877 posts)
Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:02 PM Jun 2012

Don Larsen to auction off uniform worn in ‘56 WS perfect game to pay grandchildren’s tuition


By Associated Press, Thursday, June 28, 8:13 PM

NEW YORK — Being the kind of grandfather that he is, New York Yankees legend Don Larsen is taking one for the team.

The former pitcher announced Thursday that he’s paying for his grandchildren’s college education by auctioning off his most prized possession — the baseball uniform he wore when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history.

Steiner Sports Memorabilia will conduct the auction beginning Oct. 8, the 56th anniversary of Larsen’s masterful pitching performance against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series. Baseball enthusiasts worldwide will have the opportunity to place bids online or via phone for 56 days afterward.

The off-white uniform with faded Yankee pinstripes is in excellent condition, Larsen said.

When asked how much he’d like to get for the uniform — which includes both the jersey and pants — Larsen, 82, didn’t miss a beat.

“A million,” he said. “Why go cheap?”

What a GREAT Grandfather! Damn shame he has to auction his uniform, though...
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Don Larsen to auction off uniform worn in ‘56 WS perfect game to pay grandchildren’s tuition (Original Post) Cooley Hurd Jun 2012 OP
He'll probably get that million, too. Faygo Kid Jun 2012 #1
Talk about giving the shirt off your back... n/t malthaussen Jun 2012 #2
K&R! Wow! What a wonderful granddad he is! Rhiannon12866 Jun 2012 #3

Faygo Kid

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1. He'll probably get that million, too.
Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:08 PM
Jun 2012

That is truly an iconic uniform. Hope somebody buys it and donates/loans it to the Baseball Hall of Fame.


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3. K&R! Wow! What a wonderful granddad he is!
Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:18 PM
Jun 2012

I also hope that he gets his million and that it's donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame where it belongs...

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