Perfect Game

Larsen's Perfect Decision

Few of us have the chance to achieve perfection.

Don Larsen did, 56 years ago, earlier this month, in sports.

A unremarkable pitcher for the N.Y. Yankees, Larsen pitched a perfect game – no hits, no walks, no men on base at all – in the 5th game of the 1956 World Series, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Sal Maglie, an outstanding player who pitched an outstanding two-run five--hitter that day.

Don Larsen: Making history in '56 World Series
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