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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

Did You Know…

The only player to participate in all 44 World Series games played between the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers is Pee Wee Reese.

Reese

Did You Know…

Only two brothers have hit home runs in the same World Series Game.  During the 1964 World Series, with the Yankees and Cardinals battling for the championship, brothers Clete and Ken Boyer each launched home runs.

Boyer Brothers

Did You Know…

Deacon Phillippe holds the record for most complete games in a single World Series.  In the 1903 match-up between Pittsburgh and Boston, Phillippe started games 1, 3, 4, 7, and 8 – and he completed all five of them!!

Did You Know…

Mike Schmidt was the first World Series MVP in Philadelphia Phillies history.  In 1980, Schmidt homered twice against the Kansas City Royals while driving in seven runs and leading the Phillies to the World Series title.

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

 

Did You Know…

Among those who have played in 20 games or more, Reggie Jackson is the career leaders in slugging percentage in World Series play.  Jackson slugged .755 in 27 World Series games.

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.

Did You Know…

The oldest pitcher to record a save in the World Series is Dick Hall.  At age 41, Hall’s and his Baltimore Orioles teammates won Game 2 of the 1971 World Series, making him the oldest pitcher to collect a save during the Fall Classic.