On February 25, 2005 — 2005 – Kerry Konrad, a New York Yankees fan whose $2,325 bid won an eBay auction giving him the one-day naming rights to the Fleet Center Arena in Boston, wants to call it the “Derek Jeter Center,” after the Yankees’ shortstop and team captain. But instead, the Manhattan lawyer agrees to call it the “Jimmy Fund Center,” after a Boston friend and Red Sox fan donated an additional $6,275 for the children charitable effort, bringing the total amount to $8,600, symbolizing the 86 years between Red Sox World Championships.

Source:
Baseball Reference February 25
SABR Games Project
National Pastime February 25
Hall of Fame
Replay The Game
Retro Sheet

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