Continuing the Sports Kings “All Sports” Top 10 game-worn jerseys worth owning, Reading Between the Seams proposes the Top 10 baseball game-worn jerseys. Included are videos from MLB.com, it’s worth the tour below to hear the voices of Scully, Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell, Jack Buck, Milo Hamilton, etc., as we take a tour through the great moments in baseball history. Details of the jersey’s current whereabouts is included where known.
#10 – Bill Buckner’s #6 jersey from Game 6 in the 1986 World Series committing the key error to enable the Mets to walk off with the victory and force a Game 7. Vin Scully on the call. While the ball on that play was sold at auction in 2012, the jersey’s whereabouts are unclear.
#9 – Mark McGwire’s #25 jersey from 1998 as he hit his 62nd Home Run, breaking Roger Maris’ 37-year-old record. Later tainted by performance enhancing drugs, the moment remains iconic. Mike Shannon on the call.
#8 – Reggie Jackson’s #44 jersey from the decisive Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, 3 pitches, 3 Home Runs. Keith Jackson and Howard Cosell on the calls.
#7 – Roberto Clemente’s #21 jersey from 1972 as he collected his 3000th and final major league baseball hit. Clemente perished in an airplane crash in the offseason. His bat from the 3000th hit is clouded in mystery, purported to be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, the whereabouts of his jersey is unclear. Bob Prince on the call.
#6 – Kirk Gibson’s #23 jersey from Game 1 of the 1988 World Series as he hit his game winning Walk Off pinch hit home run off of future Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley. Scully and Jack Buck on the montage of calls. The jersey and bat recently were sold at auction.
#5 – Bobby Thomson’s #23 jersey from the 1951, 3-game pennant playoff vs. Brooklyn as Russ Hodges famously exclaimed “the Giants win the pennant!” The jersey’s wherabouts are unverified, but this person believes he owns it.
#4 – Roger Maris #9 jersey from his record breaking 61st home run, breaking the iconic Babe Ruth’s single season record. Maris’ home jersey from 1961 is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Phil Rizzuto on the call.
#3 – Lou Gehrig’s #4 jersey from his famous July 4, 1939 speech in which he declared “Today, I consider myself, the luckiest man on the face of the Earth”
#2 – Don Larsen’s #18 jersey from his perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. This jersey was sold earlier this month at auction.
#1 – Hank Aaron’s #44 jersey from his home run #715, breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record. Milo Hamilton on the call.