Don Larsen Pitches Perfect Game
On this day, October 8, 1956, is the day Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched a perfect game in the World Series. That means no runs, no hits and no errors…not one base runner the entire game. Larsen’s perfect game is the only one in Major League Baseball postseason and World Series history. The last batter Larsen faced was Brooklyn Dodgers pinch hitter Dale Mitchell, who was called out on a third strike.
Larsen’s uniform had been on display at the San Diego Hall of Champions, where he was inducted in 1964. Larsen was a star player in baseball and basketball for San Diego Point Loma High School. This spring he decided to auction off most of his memorabilia including his World Series uniform, which is in excellent condition. Larsen’s hoping to get a million dollars for the Yankee pin-stripe and considering Babe Ruth’s went for $4.4 million, he has a chance. The reason for the auction…Larsen wants to pay for college for his grandson.