Don Larsen's perfect game uniform sells for $756,000

Former Yankees pitcher Don Larsen, left, and Brandon

Former Yankees pitcher Don Larsen, left, and Brandon Steiner of Steiner Sports Memorabilia in New Rochelle attend a Hurricane Sandy relief charity auction. (Dec. 03, 2012) (Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

The uniform Don Larsen was wearing when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history has sold for $756,000.

"I am just delighted, and relieved too," Larsen, 83, said in a statement, Bloomberg News reported. "This will sure take care of the college education of my grandchildren and leave a few dollars for a nice family vacation."

In an online auction on Steinersports.com, the pinstriped uniform with No. 18 on the back received 22 bids. The winning bidder was Pete Siegel, CEO of GottaHaveIt.com.

The former Yankees righthander achieved perfection in Game 5 of the 1956 Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Siegel's company has been building a collection of Yankees memorabilia that it plans to put on display.

The final price includes a 20 percent buyer's fee above the final bid of $630,000. Steiner Sports had predicted the uniform could sell for as much as $2 million.-- AP

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