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You are invited to visit the Stamford Family YMCA during the day or evening. Admit up to two individuals or one household. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Stamford Family YMCA 909 Washington Boulevard | Stamford, CT 06901 | 203.357.7000 | www.stamfordymca.org

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 6:00 – 9:00


Special Thanks The Stamford Family YMCA would like to thank all of the volunteers who have donated their time to making our 11th Annual Sports Auction a success!

Dear Friends, Welcome to the 11th annual Stamford Familiy YMCA Celebrity Sports Auction. We are very excited about this year’s celebrity lineup, and the fabulous memorabilia available for auction. The past year has been one of reward and excitement at the Stamford Family YMCA. Two years of hard work by the Board of Directors and staff of the YMCA culminated with the re-opening of the Washington Boulevard facility to the community and our members. Our new Welcome Center, with the floor to ceiling smiling kids and their families tells the story of what our Family YMCA is all about. With a new cardio fitness center, a revamped aquatics department and an expanding youth program center, we are truly a destination for all, and the place to be! We have a lot of work to do, as we move to our next phase of development, which includes a new locker room facility for men and women, a dedicated youth and family program center, and additional work on our aquatics center. We are confident with continued support from the community, such as tonight’s event, that we will be able to reach our goals and continue to serve this great community. Once again, thank you for being a part of the 143 year old Stamford Family YMCA. Mark Ketley Chief Executive Officer


SILENT AUCTION ITEMS • Hand signed photo of Doug Flutie' Hail Mary Pass. Starting at $125. • Hand signed photo of Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning. Starting at $275.

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• Baseball hand signed by Hall of Famer Steve Carlton. Starting at $75. • Baseball hand signed by Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk. Starting at $75.

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• Baseball hand signed by Mets slugger Jason Bay. Starting at $125. • Baseball hand signed by the Hit King Pete Rose. Starting at $75. • Baseball hand signed by Yankee star Nick Swisher. Starting at $75. • Vintage photo of Jackie Gleason playing golf with Arnold Palmer. Starting at $75.

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• Color photo of Seinfeld with the Yankees. Starting at $75.

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• Hand signed photo of Yankee legend Don Mattingly. Starting at $275.

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• Hand signed litho of the great Joe DiMaggio. Starting at $525. • Hand signed photo of hall of Famer Carlton Fisk in a typical Red Sox Yankee brawl with Thurman Munson. Starting at $225. • Hand signed photo of Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez. Starting at $325. • Hand signed photo of Yankee Captain Derek Jeter. Starting at $525. • Dolphins helmet hand signed by Dan Marino. Starting at $425. • Forty Niners helmet hand signed by Joe Montana. Starting at $425. • Boston Celtics Legend Larry Bird Framed Autographed Jersey. Starting at $250 • Vintage photo of the Rat Pack coupled with original playing cards from the Sands Casino. Starting at $75. • Baseball hand signed by Branca and Thomson. Starting at $75. • NY Mets Ed Kranepool Autographed Glove. Starting at $50.


SILENT AUCTION ITEMS Gerry Cooney Gerry Cooney was Born into a blue collar Irish-American family on Long Island, Cooney was encouraged to become a professional fighter by his father. His brother Tommy Cooney was also a boxer, and reached the finals of the New York Golden Gloves Sub-Novice Heavyweight division. Known for his big left-hook and his imposing size, the tall, lean Cooney had his first paid fight on February 15, 1977, beating Billy Jackson by a knockout in one round. Nine wins followed and Cooney gained attention as a future contender. He moved up a weight class and fought future world cruiserweight champion S.T. Gordon in Las Vegas, winning by a fourth round disqualification. Cooney had 11 more wins, spanning 1978 and 1979. Among those he defeated were Charlie Polite, former US heavyweight champion Eddie Lopez, and Tom Prater.

• Hand signed photo of Don Larsen's perfect game. Starting at $125. • Hand signed photo of Hall of Famer Goose Gossage. Starting at $125. • Hand signed photo of Bud Harrelson brawling with Pete Rose. Starting at $75. • Hand signed photo of Tracy Stallard as serves up Roger Maris's 61st home run. Starting at $75. • Hand signed photo of Yankee manager Joe Girardi. Starting at $125. • Hand signed photo of Hall of Famer Willie Mays. Starting at $275. • Hand signed boxing glove of Leon Spinks. Starting at $75. • Hand signed photo of Mets legend Darryl Strawberry. Starting at $125. • Hand signed photo of pitching legend Doc Gooden celebrating his no hitter as a

By 1980, Cooney was being featured on national television. He beat title challengers

Yankee. Starting at $125.

Jimmy Young and Ron Lyle, both by knockout. By now he was ranked number 1 by the

• Hand signed photo of Yankee legend Joe Pepitone playing stick ball in the streets

WBC and eager for a match with champion Larry Holmes.

of Brooklyn. Starting at $125.

In 1981, he defeated former world heavyweight champion Ken Norton by a knockout just

• Hand signed photo of Bears super star Brian Urlacher. Starting at $275.

54 seconds into the first round, which broke the record set in 1948 by Lee Savold for the quickest knockout in a main event in Madison Square Garden. The following year, Holmes agreed to fight him. With a purse of ten million dollars for the

• Vintage photo of Richard Nixon playing golf with Jackie Gleason. Starting at $75. • Official bat hand signed by Mets super star Jason Bay. Starting at $275.

challenger, it was the richest fight in boxing history to that time. The promotion of the fight

• Panoramic photo of Yankee Stadium during the 2009 World Series Celebration.

took on racial overtones that were exaggerated by the promoters, something Cooney did not

Starting at $125.

agree with. He believed that skill, not race, should determine if a boxer was good. However, if Cooney won, he would have become the first Caucasian world heavyweight champion since Swede Ingemar Johansson defeated Floyd Patterson 23 years earlier. This caused Don King to label Cooney "The Great White Hope." The bout drew attention worldwide, and Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney was one of the biggest closed-circuit/pay-per-view productions in history, broadcast to over 150 countries.

• Hand signed photo of the 1962 New York Yankee World Series Champion infield. Starting at $275. • Hand signed photo of Yankee Hall of famer Catfish Hunter. Starting at $225. • Hand signed photo of Yankee legend Billy Martin. Starting at $275. • Red Sox mini helmet hand signed by the Boston Red Sox. Starting at $275.


Mike Torrez Mike Torrez had an 18-year career from 1967 to 1984. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Montreal Expos and New York Mets, all of the National League, and Baltimore Orioles, Oakland A's, New York Yankees, and Boston Red Sox, all of the American League.

In the middle of the 1974 season, John was cruising along with a 13-3 record as the Dodgers were en route to their first National League pennant in eight years, before he permanently damaged the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm, leading to a revolutionary surgical operation. This operation, now known as Tommy John surgery, replaced the ligament in the elbow of his pitching arm with a tendon from his right forearm. The surgery was performed by Dr. Frank Jobe on September 25, 1974, and

Torrez won 2 games in the 1977 World Series for the World Champion Yankees and won

although it seemed unlikely he would ever be able to pitch again, he spent the entire 1975

15 or more games in 6 consecutive seasons. After the Yankees 1977 championship season,

season in recovery and returned to the Dodgers in 1976. His 10-10 record that year was

he signed as a free agent with Boston. His 16-win 1978 season was forgotten with 1 pitch

considered "miraculous" but John went on to pitch until 1989, winning 164 games after his

when he gave up a 3-run home run to light-hitting Yankee shortstop, Bucky Dent, in the

surgery—one fewer game than all-time great Sandy Koufax won in his entire career. After

late innings of the division-deciding 163rd game.

Phil Niekro's retirement, John spent 1988 and 1989 as the oldest player in the major

He is also known for beaning Houston Astros infielder Dickie Thon in 1984.

Tommy John Thomas Edward John Jr. (born May 22, 1943) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball whose 288 career victories rank as the seventh highest total among left-handers in major league history and the most by any pitcher not selected for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. He is also known for the revolutionary surgery, now named after him, which was performed on a damaged ligament in his pitching arm. An outstanding basketball player at Gerstmeyer High School in Terre Haute, where he held the city single game scoring record, John was originally signed by the Cleveland Indians, making his major league debut in 1963. Of his 26-year major league career, he is best remembered for his seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1970s. He made appearances in the All-Star Game in 1968, 1978, 1979, and 1980. He played in all three Yankees vs. Dodgers World Series of his era (1977, 1978 and 1981), but was on the losing end of all three, having switched over to the Yankees by the time the Dodgers took the Series in 1981. John never played on a major league championship team.

leagues. In 1989, Tommy John matched Deacon McGuire’s record (since broken) for most seasons played in a Major League Baseball career with 26 seasons played. Today, many pitchers have Tommy John surgery during their careers. John decided it was time to retire in 1989, when Mark McGwire got two hits off him. McGwire's father was John's dentist. John said of his decision, "When your dentist's kid starts hitting you, it's time to retire!"


SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

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• Hand signed photo of Yankee Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto. Starting at $125. • Official bat hand signed by Bill Buckner and Mookie Wilson. Starting at $175. • Yankee jersey hand signed by Bucky Dent. Starting at $175. • Yankee jersey hand signed by Chen Ming Wang. Starting at $125. • Vintage photo of Mickey Mantle surrounded by Mickey Mantle baseball cards. Starting at $275. • Hand signed photo of Super Bowl Champion Reggie Bush. Starting at $175. • Celebration photo of the 27 time World Series Champions New York Yankees coupled

Bruce Harper Bruce Harper (born June 20, 1955 in Englewood, New Jersey) was an American football running back and kick returner for the New York Jets of the NFL. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Kutztown by the Jets in 1977. Bruce Harper is the all-time kick returner in New York Jets history with 5407 yards in kickoff returns. He also served as the Jets punt returner from 1977 to 1982, totalling 1748 PR yards and 1 touchdown. Harper also played running back. His total yards are 11429: 1829 rushing yards, 2409 receiving yards, 1784 PR yards

with the World Series logo patch. Starting at $125.

and 5407 KR yards.

• The Curse of the Bambino. Hand signed photo of Bucky Dents home run. also signed

• Harper played high school football at Dwight Morrow High School in

by Roy White and Chris Chambliss. Starting at $175.

Englewood.

• Color photo of the last pitch at the original Yankee Stadium coupled with the

• Harper's jersey is the jersey worn by diehard Jets fan (and leader of the J-E-T-S

commemorative logo patch. Starting at $125.

chant) Fireman Ed.

• Vintage photo of Yankee legend Thurman Munson matted with his career highlights.

• Harper has been a longtime resident of Norwood, New Jersey.

Starting at $100. • Color photo of the last out of the World Series with World series patch. Starting at $125. • Two photo display of Derek Jeter breaking Lou Gehrigs record. Matted with a copy of the game ticket. Starting at $125. • Hand signed photo of the 1975 Boston red Sox outfield. Signed by Fred Lynn, Jim

Karl Nelson Karl Nelson (born June 14, 1960 in DeKalb, Illinois) was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the New York Giants. He was a member of the 1986 Giants team that won Super Bowl XXI. He missed the 1987 season due to illness (Hodgkin's disease). Nelson played college football at Iowa State University. For a time he served as a commentator on Giants radio broadcasts.

Rice and Dwight Evans. Starting at $275. • Vintage photo of legendary coach Vince lombardi coupled with his #1 speech. Starting at $100. • NY Giants Superbowl XXI Championship Football Signed by Joe Morris, Sean Landeta, Gerris Wilkinson, Otis Anderson, and Stephen Baker. Starting at $500.

• Member of the 1986 Giants team that won Super Bowl XXI. • Nelson currently resides with his family in Northern New Jersey where he works in the financial industry and is an active advocate for various charities.


LIVE AUCTION ITEMS • "The Core 4": Shadowbox presentation of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte holding the 2009 World Series photo coupled with a hand signed ball of each Yankee. Starting at $1100. • Official NFL football hand signed by future Hall of Famer Brett Favre. Starting at $325. • The Celtic Big 3. Classic photo of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish coupled with a signed parquet floor piece of each legend. Starting at $650. • Hand signed photo of the 1986 World Series Champions New York Mets celebrating Ray Knights winning run to beat the Red Sox in game 6. Starting at $375. • The greatest team of all time; the 1961 New York Yankees. Hand signed color litho of the 1961 World Series Champions. Starting at $775.

Cooney fought bravely after he was knocked down briefly in the second round. Some believe he was winning until he was deducted three points for repeated low blows in round 10. But after 12 rounds, the more skillful and experienced Holmes finally wore him down. In round 13, Cooney's trainer stepped into the ring to save his fighter from further punishment. After a long layoff, Cooney fought in September 1984, beating Phillip Brown by a 4th round knockout in Anchorage, Alaska.[2] He fought once more that year and won, but personal problems kept him out of the ring. Cooney was far past his prime when he made an ill advised comeback against former world heavyweight and world light heavyweight champion Michael Spinks. Spinks knocked him out in round 5. Cooney's last fight was in 1990. He was knocked out in two rounds by former world champion George Foreman. Cooney did stagger Foreman in the first round, but he was simply overmatched. Cooney compiled a professional record of 28 wins and 3 losses, with 24 knockouts. He is ranked number 53 on Ring Magazine's list of "100 Greatest Punchers of All Time".

Rod Gilbert Rod Gilbert (born July 1, 1941 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. He played right wing on the GAG (goal-a-game) line that also featured Vic Hadfield and Jean Ratelle. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982, and was the first player in New York Rangers history to have his number retired. Rod currently works for the New York Rangers Organization. • Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team (1967–68) • Named to the NHL First All-Star Team (1971–72) • Won Bill Masterton Trophy (1976) • Won Lester Patrick Trophy (1991) • Played in NHL All-Star Game (1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977)


SILENT AUCTION ITEMS • Hand signed football of Jets legend Wesley Walker. Starting at $75. • Hand signed photo of the 1969 New York Mets. Starting at $275. • Color photo of Derek Jeters famous dive into the stands. Starting at $75. • Color photo of Celtic legend Red Auerbach coupled with a hand signed canceled check of the Hall of famer. Starting at $275. • Hand signed photo of Giants Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle. Starting at $125. • Hand signed photo of Bill “Spaceman” Lee. Starting at $50. • Hand signed photo of Bucky Dent. Starting at $50. • Hand signed photo of Rick Cerone. Starting at $50. • Hand signed photo of Mickey Rivers. Starting at $50. • Hand signed photo of Jim Lonborg. Starting at $50.

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• NY Mets great Cleon Jones autographed bat. Starting at $50. • Baseball signed by the great Don Zimmer. Starting at $25. • Baseball signed by Roy White. Starting at $25. • Baseball signed by Yankee Legend Whitey Ford. Starting at $100. • Baseball signed by Moose Skowron. Starting at $50. • NY Yankee Great Goose Goosage Autographed Jersey. Starting at $300. • Hand signed Bobby Valentine Glove. Starting at $50. • Hand signed Johny Blanchard bat. Starting at $50. • Hand signed Ron Swoboda bat. Starting at $50.

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• Hand signed John Abraham Jersey. Starting at $50.

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• Yankee Legend Don Zimmer Autographed Jersey. Starting at $50.

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