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Wish We Were There: Don Larsen’s Perfect Game

of the greatest moments in Yankee history occurred on October 8, 1956.  In fact, it is the only such accomplishment of its kind.  Don Larsen threw the only postseason no-hitter and perfect game in Major League Baseball history.  It was done in Game 5 of the World Series.

To throw a perfect game is a monumental task itself.  No batter can reach base, no walks, no hits, no errors, no HBP.  It's 27 up, 27 down.  In the 135 years of professional baseball, there have only been 20 perfect games.  That is, on average, one every 6.75 years.

Now, Larsen was never a great pitcher.  He never won more than 11 games in a season in his career, and he only reached double-digit wins twice.  He also spent his 14-year ...

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