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1956 HEADLINE: Don Larsen Hurls The First Perfect Game In World Series History!!!

1956 HEADLINE: Don Larsen Hurls The First Perfect Game In World Series History!!!

On this day in 1956, and front of the world, Don Larsen threw a perfect game in Game 5 of the World Series.

More than 50 years later, this game is still talked about during each post-season.  Many consider this pitching performance by Larsen to be the greatest single-game performance in baseball’s great history.

In Yankee Stadium, and with 64,000+ fans behind him, Larsen and his teammates were battling their cross-town rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Larsen’s numbers looked like this:

9 innings pitched.  0 runs allowed.  0 hits given up.  0 walks.  0 base runners.

A truly remarkable and historic event!!!  Happy Anniversary Mr. Larsen!!!!

Larsen

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1956 HEADLINE: Don Larsen Hurls The First Perfect Game In World Series History!!!

1956 HEADLINE: Don Larsen Hurls The First Perfect Game In World Series History!!!

On this day in 1956, and front of the world, Don Larsen threw a perfect game in Game 5 of the World Series.

More than 50 years later, this game is still talked about during each post-season.  Many consider this pitching performance by Larsen to be the greatest single-game performance in baseball’s great history.

In Yankee Stadium, and with 64,000+ fans behind him, Larsen and his teammates were battling their cross-town rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Larsen’s numbers looked like this:

9 innings pitched.  0 runs allowed.  0 hits given up.  0 walks.  0 base runners.

A truly remarkable and historic event!!!  Happy Anniversary Mr. Larsen!!!!

Larsen

1956 HEADLINE: Don Larsen Hurls The First Perfect Game In World Series History!!!

1956 HEADLINE: Don Larsen Hurls The First Perfect Game In World Series History!!!

On this day in 1956, and front of the world, Don Larsen threw a perfect game in Game 5 of the World Series.

More than 50 years later, this game is still talked about during each post-season.  Many consider this pitching performance by Larsen to be the greatest single-game performance in baseball’s great history.

In Yankee Stadium, and with 64,000+ fans behind him, Larsen and his teammates were battling their cross-town rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Larsen’s numbers looked like this:

9 innings pitched.  0 runs allowed.  0 hits given up.  0 walks.  0 base runners.

A truly remarkable and historic event!!!  Happy Anniversary Mr. Larsen!!!!

Larsen

 

Happy Anniversary Don Larsen!!!

Happy Anniversary Don Larsen!!!

On this day in 1956, and front of the world, Don Larsen threw a perfect game in Game 5 of the World Series.

More than 50 years later, this game is still talked about during each post-season.  Many consider this pitching performance by Larsen to be the greatest single-game performance in baseball’s great history.

In Yankee Stadium, and with 64,000+ fans behind him, Larsen and his teammates were battling their cross-town rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Larsen’s numbers looked like this:

9 innings pitched.  0 runs allowed.  0 hits given up.  0 walks.  0 base runners.

A truly remarkable and historic event!!!  Happy Anniversary Mr. Larsen!!!!

Larsen

Happy Anniversary Don Larsen!!!

On this day in 1956, and front of the world, Don Larsen threw a perfect game in Game 5 of the World Series.

More than 50 years later, this game is still talked about during each post-season.  Many consider this pitching performance by Larsen to be the greatest single-game performance in baseball’s great history.

In Yankee Stadium, and with 64,000+ fans behind him, Larsen and his teammates were battling their cross-town rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers. 

Larsen’s numbers looked like this:

9 innings pitched.  0 runs allowed.  0 hits given up.  0 walks.  0 base runners.

A truly remarkable and historic event!!!  Happy Anniversary Mr. Larsen!!!! 

Larsen

Happy Anniversary Don Larsen!!!

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!!!

Picking That 1 Card Design You’d Love To See Brought Back To The Hobby

We all have that 1 card that seems to always catch our eye.  It can be in the most inconspicuous of places, but it happens each and every time.  Whether you’re just browsing on Ebay, shopping at a local card shop, or going from table to table at a card show it seems to stand out amongst the rest.

For me, it’s the 1956 Jackie Robinson card.  Obviously I have never seen Jackie Robinson play but his legend speaks volumes for several reasons.  But this specific card from the 1956 set always stands out to me.  I love the design.  I love the action photo in the background with the large portrait super-imposed on top of it.  The colors that are used for a time period of primarily dull and dark cards really makes this issue stand out.  This is the first card that I ever called ‘art’ and to this day I feel that it is the best looking card I have ever seen.

So that got me to thinking…  If I could choose any 1 card design of the past to have Topps or another major baseball card company reissue with today’s players which one would it be?

For me, it is the 1956 Topps card.  And You???