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July 21, 2012

Don Larsen Takes Back Perfect Game Uniform from Museum: Don Larsen is auctioning the New York Yankees uniform he wore during his 1956 World Series perfect game, even though he gave it to the San Diego Museum of Champions 48 years ago and the institution thought it was a gift. "I felt I wanted to do something with it," said Larsen, 82. "I'm not getting any younger." Other museums have dealt with take-backs on valuable items decades later. Larsen, who never made more than $20,000 a year in his career, could make up to a million from this sale.

posted by rcade to baseball at 06:08 PM - 3 comments

Probably just a ploy to remind everyone yet again that he pitched a perfect game in the World Series.

posted by Mookieproof at 08:55 PM on July 21

This trend could really snowball on museums that took memorabilia without contracts in less litigious decades. Lots of elderly players and their survivors could be looking for a payday the player never got in his prime.

posted by rcade at 10:56 AM on July 22

Probably just a ploy to remind everyone yet again that he pitched a perfect game in the World Series.

...you are joking, right? Right?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:50 AM on July 23

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