October 8 - Don Larsen Pitches a "Perfect Game"

Tis the season of Major League Baseball's Playoffs, so we thought we'd pay tribute to one of the great moments in the history of the sport. On this day 54 years ago, Yankees pitcher Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in World Series history. A perfect game is accomplished when a pitcher does not allow any opposing batter to attain a hit, walk, or get on base. This is an extremely rare occurrence in baseball, and Larsen was able to accomplish the feat on baseball's grandest stage.

Larsen's perfect game was also the only no-hitter in MLB playoff history until October 6, 2010, when Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Roy Halladay, completed the feat.


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