Hayden Lake Idaho. Former New York Yankees right handed pitcherwho is the only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to pitch a perfect game in a World Series will be putting the baseball uniform he wore on October 8, 1956 for auction to pay for his two grandsons college education.
Larsen retired 27 Brooklyn Dodgers players on October 8 1956 in Yankee Stadium in game two of the 1956 World Series in which the Yankees won in seven games and Larsen was named the Most Valuable Player.
Larsen told the New York Times by telephone from his home in Hayden Lake Idaho "I am auctioning the uniform to provide my grandsons with enough money for a college education."
"What the uniform actually sells for is not that important to me. Whatever happens, happens. I'm just hoping for enough to help the grandkids."
Larsen, 82, and his agent have cosigned his uniform to Steiner Sports Marketing who will have an online auction from October 8 to December 2.
Larsen played 14 seasons in the Major Leagues with seven different teams.
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