Bill Mazeroski's Pirates uniform makes $550,000 at Hunt Auctions


2015-06-26 13:31:10


Bill Mazeroski's Pirates uniform makes $550,000 at Hunt Auctions

The 1960 World Series uniform of Pirates star Bill Mazeroski sold with his bronzed bat

The uniform that Bill Mazeroski wore when he hit his walk-off home run in the final game of the 1960 World Series has sold at Hunt Auctions.

Bill Mazeroski World Series uniformMazeroski became the first player to hit a home run that endedthe World Series

The baseball legend put the items up for auction as part of a collection of career memorabilia, which raised $1.7m in total. The uniform led bids in the November 9 sale, realising $550,000.

The 1960 World Series saw the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates face the mighty New York Yankees of the American League. In the bottom of the ninth in Game 7, Mazeroski became the first person to hit a game-ending home run to secure the championship, despite the Pirates being outplayed, outscored and outhit.

The uniform was followed by the bronze baseball bat that Mazeroski used to hit the home run, which sold for $280,000. Also selling were his 1960 cleats, whichmade $85,000, and the Most Outstanding Player award he received following the series at $36,000.

Heritage Auctions also held its sports memorabilia auction on November 7-9, starring memorabilia from the collection of Stan Musial.

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