Posted Oct 08, 2012By
On this Day, October 8, 1956, New York Yankees’s Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 23 perfect games in MLB history.
He was pitching for the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers on October 8, 1956.Larsen started Game 5 for the Yankees. Larsen’s opponent in the game was Brooklyn’s Sal Maglie. Larsen needed just 97 pitches to complete the game, and only one Dodger batter, (Pee Wee Reese in the first inning), was able to get a 3-ball count. In 1998, Larsen recalled, “I had great control. I never had that kind of control in my life.”
It is the only perfect game in MLB postseason and World Series history and is one of only two no hitters in MLB postseason history. He won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award and Babe Ruth Award in recognition of his 1956 postseason.
[insertSlideshowjava xml="http://nhregister.slideshowpro.com/images.php?album=358101" api="newhaven"]
(Photographs by Peter Hvizdak – New Haven Register) A local institution, the beloved Ferraro’s Market o
"Birdman" squawked loudest in the Golden Globes nominations, flying away with a leading seven nods including best p
Chicken breast stuffed with spinach, Fontina cheese and pancetta and served with a shitake mushroom cognac sauce ov
Frank Apuzzo shows how to make Sicilian cannolis step by step at Pastry Fusions Pastry & Donuts in North Branfo
(Photographs by Peter Hvizdak – New Haven Register) Newtown Kindness holds its second annual Therapy/Comfort
(Photo by Peter Hvizdak – New Haven Register) The new Moxie Restaurant on Wall Street in Madison during a sof