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Don Larsen’s Perfect Game Meant Nothing to the New York Yankees

New York Yankees rarely allow emotions to interfere with winning.

After the Cleveland Indians won the 1954 pennant to snap the Yankees' record streak of five consecutive pennants and World Championships, general manager George Weiss, referred to by baseball writers as "Lonesome George," stole Bob Turley and Don Larsen from the Baltimore Orioles.

The Yankees won four consecutive pennants from 1955-58.

Nineteen fifty-nine was a different story. The team got off to a slow start, and  the Chicago White Sox, nicknamed the Go-Go Sox, started to go from the get-go and won the pennant. The Yankees finished third, 15 games behind.

After pitching his perfect game in the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Larsen had a decent ...

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