Bill Mazeroski played 17 season in the Major Leagues, all for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He only hit .260, and never once hit over .300. He accumulated 138 homeruns and 853 RBI over the course of his career, but is perhaps most well-known for his World Series winning homerun in the final game on October 13, 1960 to send the Pirates to the title over the New York Yankees.
Mazeroski won 8 Gold Gloves and was selected to 9 All Star teams. The second baseman was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001 by the Veteran’s Committee.
According to a report from the Associated Press – via ESPN.com – the uniform he wore in that game, among other items went up for auction and sold at a fantastic sum.
The uniform that Bill Mazeroski wore when he hit a walk-off home run for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the final game of the 1960 World Series has a new owner after an auction of the Hall of Famer’s memorabilia.
Hunt Auctions said Saturday the collection took in $1.7 million, with the uniform commanding a sales price of $633,000.
Buyers also snapped up a bat and cleats from the epic Game 7, when his solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning brought the title to Pittsburgh.
Other items sold at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory auction in Louisville, Ky., include six Gold Glove awards he won during the 1950s and ’60s.
Mazeroski played for the Pirates from 1956 to 1972.
Prior to the auction, the president of the auction house foreshadowed the iconic uniform’s fetching price.
“There are a lot great items for sale, a game-used Babe Ruth bat, some Clemente stuff, but clearly the Mazeroski items stand out,” said David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions, prior to the sale according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.