Don Larsen’s Perfect Game
In Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, Don Larsen provided the baseball world with the greatest pitching performance in postseason play.
Facing the dominant Brooklyn Dodgers’ lineup, Larsen retired all 27 batters he faced securing the only perfect game in postseason history.
It stood as the only no-hitter until Roy Halladay achieved the feat in the 2010 NLDS for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Larsen’s historic performance was capped off by the stunning image of Yogi Berra jumping into his arms before being mobbed by the eventual World Champions.
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