On This Date in Sports History…Don Larsen is Perfect!

In the loooong history of baseball, there has only been 23 perfect games thrown. Only one of those perfect games has been thrown in the World Series.

On October 8th 1956 Don Larsen of the NY Yankees threw a perfect game in Game 5 of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

This was no small feat as the series was tied at 2 games apiece. The pressure was on and Larsen delivered in a big way. He was so dominant that only one batter even reached a 3 ball count and that was in the 1st inning.

Larsen struck out 7 and only needed 97 pitches to complete the perfect game. It was, and still is the most dominant single game pitching performance in World Series History.

Now it’s no secret that I fucking loathe the Yankees, but this is something that will most likely never happen again and even I cannot take that away from them.

The Yanks would go on to win the series in 7 games and Larsen would be named World Series MVP for his performance.

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