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Don Larsen Talks About his Perfect Game and Auctioning the Uniform he Wore [Audio]

Don Larsen will be auctioning off the uniform he wore when he threw the only perfect game in World Series history. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Former Major League pitcher Don Larsen will never be enshrined in the baseball hall of fame.  He will also never be forgotten.  Since the advent of the modern World Series in 1903, Larsen is the only man to ever throw a perfect game in the World Series.

Larsen’s feat was accomplished on October 8th, 1956.  The strapping righty, who will turn 83 in August, retired all 27 Brooklyn Dodgers he faced in game 5 of the Fall Classic.

Larsen recently made news for an entirely different reason.  On October 8th, 2012, the 56th anniversary of his perfect game, Larsen will auction off the uniform he wore in game 5.  The reason for auctioning the uniform is simple, to help put his two grandsons through college.

Larsen has been making the media rounds, and took a little time to talk with Steve.

When Steve asked Larsen how difficult the decision was to auction off the jersey, Larsen hardly skipped a beat before he said:

It wasn’t that hard.  I had it on loan to San Diego hall of champions.  I got it released back to me, and I thought it would be the right time to put it up for auction.

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Here is a rare clip of the final out of Larsen’s perfect game.  Pay close attention to who is calling the action.

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