Don Larsen

Don Larsen, a native of Michigan City, Indiana, played fifteen seasons in the Major Leagues. He pitched in five World Series and was a member of both the 1956 and 1958 world championship New York Yankee teams. He retired from baseball in 1968 and currently lives in Idaho with his wife, Corrine. Larsen is the author of The Perfect Yankee: The Incredible Story of the Greatest Miracle in Baseball History (Sports Publishing, LLC).

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The Perfect Yankee: The Incredible Story of the Greatest Miracle in Baseball History

by Don Larsen Foreword by Yogi Berra

By all accounts, the no-hit, perfect game pitched by New York Yankee right-hander Don Larsen in the 1956 World Series qualifies as a true miracle. No one knows why it happened, or why an unlikely baseball player like Don Larsen was chosen to perform it. In The Perfect Yankee, Larsen and co-author Mark Shaw describe for the first time the facts surrounding one of the most famous games in baseball history. Larsen, who compiled an ordinary career record of 81 wins and 91 losses, probably shouldn't have even been the starting pitcher that October 8 afternoon ... especially against the Hall of Fame lineup of the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers!

Ninety-seven pitches later, Larsen had firmly entrenched himself as a part of the lore that only the game of baseball can produce. His feat ranks with the great underdog efforts of all time. Leatherbound edition autographed by Don Lasen and Yogi Berra available.

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