The fight against ALS has gained national attention through the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” and Steiner Sports is supporting the cause by auctioning off game-used pinstripe jerseys of over 30 Yankee players and coaches worn on Lou Gehrig Day (July 2) at Yankee Stadium.
The exclusive jerseys, including those worn by 2014 All-Stars Derek Jeter, Masahiro Tanaka and Dellin Betances, are part of Steiner Sports “Derek Jeter Farewell Auction” which began Wednesday and runs through October 7.
The jerseys include the patches that were worn that day to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Gehrig's famous "luckiest man" speech.
Jeter's pants from that game are included in the auction for his jersey, which had topped $1,600 in the first hour of bidding.
Other game-used and game-worn items, autographed baseballs, dozens of signed Hall of Fame plaques and other memorabilia are included in the auction. A large portion of the memorabilia is Jeter-related.
All proceeds from the Lou Gehrig Day jerseys will benefit the ALS Association in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease. To participate in the auction, visit Steiner Sports.