The baseball uniform worn by the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman and member of baseball's Hall of Fame, Bill Mazeroski, when he hit the greatest homerun ever in World Series history will be sold at auction.
It was the first time that a World Series was decided with a homerun. The game was played on October 3, 1960, at Forbes Field, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The homerun ended the 1960 World Series played between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees. The nderdog Pirates won the series in seven games.
The high-end pre-auction estimated sales price of Mazeroski's uniform is $900,000, according to Hunt Auctions. The bat he used to hit that historic homerun is expected to sell in the $150,000 to $250,000 range.
The auction house will call off 698 items at the 10th annual Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory Auction. The Bill Mazeroski collection includes 250 items.
….[An expert in sports collectibles compares the uniform to the one pitcher Don Larsen wore in 1956 when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history. It was auctioned in 2012 and drew $756,000.