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Auction to be held for NY Yankees legend Don Larsen's 1956 perfect game jersey

FILE - This Oct. 8, 1956 file photo shows New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen signing a baseball for Brooklyn Dodgers manager Walter O'Malley in the dressing room after Larsen pitched a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers during Game 5 of the World Series, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The jersey worn by Larsen when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history will soon be available for auction. Steiner Sports Memorabilia is conducting the auction in the fall. (AP Photo/File)
June 28, 2012 - 11:20 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The baseball jersey worn by New York Yankees legend Don Larsen when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history will soon be available for auction.

Steiner Sports Memorabilia is conducting the auction in the fall. They say a bidding war is expected for the one-of-a-kind jersey. In May, a jersey worn by Babe Ruth sold for more than US$4.4 million.

Larsen pitched the perfect game during Game 5 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium on October 8, 1956. The Bronx Bombers defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 in the game and went on to win the series in seven.

Larsen, now 82, says the game is the best thing that ever happened to him.

Steiner will announce the auction at a press conference Thursday.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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