Don Larsen Speaker Profile
Retired Pitcher for the New York Yankees
Don Larsen Biography
Don Larsen was born August 7, 1929 in Michigan City, Indiana and was a pitcher for 14 seasons. Larsen is best known for pitching a perfect game in the 1956 World Series.
Larsen's most notable accomplishment was pitching the only perfect game in the history of the World Series, and one of only 17 perfect games overall. He was pitching for the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, on October 8, 1956. His perfect game remains the only no-hitter of any type ever pitched in postseason play.
Don Larsen's career won-loss record was 81-91, as a journeyman pitcher for eight different franchises from 1953-1967. He had only two 10-win seasons, in 1956 and 1957. In 1954, Larsen went 3-21 with the Baltimore Orioles, which by itself accounts for his career losing record.
Larsen was part of an enormous two-part, 17-player trade following the 1954 season. As a member of the New York Yankees from 1955-1959, Larsen was used by manager Casey Stengel as a backup starter and occasional reliever. He went 45-24 during his five seasons in New York, making 90 starts in 128 appearances. His 1956 season was the best of Larsen's career; adopting a no-windup delivery late in the season, he posted an 11-5 record, with a career best 107 strikeouts and a 3.26 ERA.
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Posted on 6 November 2012 | 8:04 pm
The 1956 World Series MVP, former New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen, is scheduled to make an appearance on Sunday, December 2, at the "This Magic Moment Show" in Fairfield, New Jersey at the Fairfield Crowne Plaza for a public Autograph Signing. Larsen is the only pitcher in MLB history to throw a perfect game in the World Series, accomplishing this rare feat back on October 8,...[Read More]
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