Found October 08, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Today marks the 57th anniversary of one of the most remarkable achievements in baseball history -- New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen’s perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Check out the box score over at Baseball Reference. It’s spectacular. It’s a feat that has yet to be replicated and likely never will be in postseason play (Phillies’ pitcher Roy Halladay pitched a no-hitter but allowed a walk against the Reds in Game 1 of the 2010 NLDS). Larsen’s performance on October 8, 1956 -- which came against a very good Dodgers team that had future Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella and Duke Snider in the lineup -- propelled the Yankees to its 17th World Series title and cemented his place in baseball lore. The game was remarkable for another reason away from the action on the field at Yankee Stadium. Then 28-year old Vin Scully -- now 84 and in his 64th season broadcasting games for the Dodgers (he’s been with the ...
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