Former New York Yankees legend Don Larsen must have noticed how a jersey once worn by Babe Ruth just sold for a record $4.4 million. Now, the only pitcher ever to throw a perfect game during a MLB post-season game, wants to auction off the uniform he wore during that magical 1956 World Series game when he was perfect.
Larsen is not only auctioning off the shirt he wore in Game 2 of the 1956 World Series, he'll throw in his pants as well.
The 82-year old Larsen said he is hoping to raise money for his grand children's college education. The grand kids can probably choose any school they want because the uniform that catcher Yogi Berra wore in the game sold for $565,000.
Larsen only wore the uniform twice— in Game 2 and Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers— but knows it means a lot to baseball fans as well as to himself.
"I don't know what it is worth," he said. "What I do know is that in terms of historic importance, my uniform is a part of one of the greatest moments in the history of sports. I have thought about that perfect game, more than once a day, every day of my life since the day I threw it."
The auction starts on Oct. 8— the day he threw the perfect game— and ends Dec. 2.