On this day in 1956, you pitched a ‘Perfect Game’ during game 5 of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. This is the only time any pitcher has pitched a perfect game or no-hitter during the playoffs in baseball history.
In this game, Larsen retired 27 Dodger batters while only needing 97 total pitches. Of the 27 batters he faced, only 1 was able to get to a count of ball 3 against Larsen.
In what may very well be the most popular World Series moment in baseball history, after Larsen recorded out #27, his catcher Yogi Berra leaped into his arms and was soon swarmed by all of his teammates.
Watch this clip, it’s only 51 seconds long and captures the final out of Larsen’s perfect game back in 1956.
Happy Anniversary Mr. Larsen!!!