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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

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

 

Don Larsen 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

Don Larsen 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

This baseball card pays tribute to Don Larsen and his 1960 baseball season.  It also pays homage to the great 1960 Topps baseball card design – certainly one of my favorites from the decade of the 1960’s.

As for Larsen, 1960 was a rough one.  He is pictured in his Yankees uniform for this card, but he was actually a member of the Kansas City A’s in 1960.  During that first season with his new team, Larsen posted a 1-10 record, yes, 1-10.  He made 22 appearances during that campaign, and only worked in 83 innings.

The 1960 season started the downturn of Larsen’s major league career.  In the six seasons that followed, Larsen would pitch for six different clubs.

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

20 Balls!!

If January is any indication of what 2010 may bring, my autographed baseball collection is going to grow in size while maintaining a very high standard. 

Adding a Dave Winfield Hall of Fame ball and an Andre Dawson Hall of Fame ball so far this year has already put a new element into my collection.

And some of the ‘stuff’ I am working on right now will ensure that the quantity and quality remains at a very high level!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen, my balls:

Top row – Andre Dawson Hall of Fame 2010, Andre Dawson 87 NL MVP, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins HOF 91, and Dave Winfield HOF 2001.

Second row – Pete Rose #4256, Jose Canseco 40/40 Club, Tim Raines #30, Mark Grace, Jim Palmer personalized and with 1973, 75, 76 CY and HOF 90.

Third row – Don Larsen WS PG 10-8-56, Lee Smith #46, 478 Saves, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo, and Bob Feller HOF 62.

Last row – Cameron Maybin #24, Jeff Conine, Tony Perez, Dan Uggla #6, and Jim Abbott 9-4-93 No Hitter!!

Sweet, huh???

Just wait until you see what I have planned.  I should be able to unveil signed ball #21 in the coming days.  And from there I have 3-4 other things cooking as well…

Stay tuned.  You’re not going to want to miss this!!!

HUGE TTM Success – A World Series Hero!!!

I’ve seen Orel Hershiser do it.  I’ve seen Josh Beckett do it.  And Livan Hernandez and Cliff Lee and even Curt Schilling too.  Each of these guys has dominated their opposition during a World Series game.  I’ve seen them all do it, and each has been thrilling to watch.

But as great as they have been, none of them come close to this:

 Larsen

That’s right.  Mr. Don Larsen.  The only pitcher to throw a perfect game in the history of baseball’s post-season play. 

Larsen signed this ball for me very quickly(just 11 days) and even included an inscription to honor his amazing performance during the 1956 World Series!!

This one ranks very high on my list and I will display it proudly!!

Thank you Mr. 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

The Bob Feller Museum Is The Place To Be!!!

There are a ton of great websites out there paying homage to the game’s greatest players.  While some sit stagnant and only update content 1 or 2 times a year, there are quite a few that remain fresh with new content added on a regular basis.

Of them, I think that one of the best is the Bob Feller Museum.  This site is full of great graphics and features a ton of information about the oldest, living member of the Hall of Fame. 

In addition to the incredible content of the site, the museum holds a lot of events with current and former players to raise funds.  They have quite a schedule lined up and I wanted to pass this info along as there are some incredible guests lined up.

Check this out:

Fergie Jenkins – June 26, 2009

Jim Kaat – July 1, 2009

Reggie Jackson – July 11-13, 2009

Dale Murphy – September 19, 2009

Don Larsen – September 26, 2009

For full details about the events and costs for these autograph sessions, click here.  The museum offers the opportunity to obtain autographs from some of the sport’s biggest stars at a lower price than what you may be asked to pay at a large convention or baseball card show.

Check out the museum.  You should like what you see!!!

Bob Feller Museum Logo

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!!!