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  Don Larsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Don Larsen's career won-loss record was 81-91, as a journeyman pitcher for seven different franchises from 1953-1967.
Larsen's singular accomplishment was pitching the only perfect game, with the New York Yankees, in the history of the World Series, and one of only 17 perfect games overall.
Larsen was in Yankee Stadium for two of baseball's 15 modern perfect games: his own in 1956, and David Cone's in 1999.
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 Don Larsen - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, Sports Resource, Sports Community, Sports 2.0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Don James Larsen (born August 7, 1929 in Michigan City, Indiana) was a pitcher for seven different Major League Baseball franchises over a 14-year span from 1953-1967.
Larsen had some solid years with the New York Yankees from 1955-1959 as what we now refer in the contemporary game as a fifth starter.
Larsen did not even know he was going to start the game until he arrived in Yankee Stadium that morning.
www.armchairgm.com /mwiki/index.php?title=Don_Larsen   (778 words)

  
 Don Larsen -- Pitched perfect game in the World Series
On Oct. 8, 1956, Larsen was as close to perfect as any pitcher can be and he chose the most important series in baseball to have his shining moment.
Larsen finished his pitching career with an 81-91 record and a 3.78 earned run average in 14 seasons.
Larsen's first season in the Major League was in 1953 with the St. Louis Browns.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/l/larsen_don.html   (548 words)

  
 ESPN Classic - Larsen had one perfect day
Don Larsen, who is the only man in history to pitch a perfect game in the World Series, will be profiled on Wednesday, October 26 at 4 p.m.
Don Larsen was smoking a cigarette in the dugout when he said to Mickey Mantle, "Look at the scoreboard, Mick.
Larsen wasn't sure he would pitch again in the Series, but three days later he learned he would be starting that afternoon's Game 5 when he arrived at Yankee Stadium.
espn.go.com /classic/biography/s/Larsen_Don.html   (1410 words)

  
 Don Larsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Larsen doesn’t deny that the reputation was deserved, and when I spent the day with him in his beautiful Idaho home he enjoyed a “sip” throughout the day.
Richman and Larsen were friends from back in the days when Larsen pitched for the St. Louis Browns (Larsen was the last active Brownie to play in the majors and the first year after the Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles in 1954, Larsen went 3-21).
Larsen needed to settle down and with a 1-1 count on the next batter, Sandy Amoros, the fielding star of the 1955 Series, Larsen was still shook.
www.hamiltonweb.us /larsen.htm   (3277 words)

  
 Kodak Presents - Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments brought to you by The Sporting News
Don Larsen became the first and only pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game in the World Series by retiring all 27 Dodgers he faced in Game 5.
Larsen got a called third strike on pinch-hitter Dale Mitchell to end the game and set off a wild celebration that began with Yankees catcher Yogi Berra leaping into Larsen's arms.
Larsen pitched another three years for the Yankees before bouncing from team to team over the final seven seasons of a 14-year career.
tsn.sportingnews.com /baseball/25moments/3.html   (563 words)

  
 NPR : Cousin's Memoir Recalls Don Larsen's Impact
Larsen's cousin, Phil Hoose, was 9 years old at the time of the famous feat.
Don Larsen was by far the biggest human being I had ever seen.
Deeply disappointed, I asked Don why I couldn't speak to him, and Larsen said so many people bothered Mantle that it was sort of an unwritten rule on the Yankees to protect his privacy.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=6211884   (2292 words)

  
 Hire Don Larsen for Motivational Speaking Engagements, Autograph Signings and Corporate Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Larsen was immortalized by his World Series perfect game of October 8, 1956.
The last batter Larsen faced was Dale Mitchell, who was declared out by umpire Babe Pinelli on a called third strike.
One early morning in spring training of 1956, Larsen, who had a reputation as a partier, crashed his car into a telephone pole, prompting manager Casey Stengel to say, "He was probably mailing a letter." But he was a capable pitcher who, like Yankee teammate Bob Turley, adopted a no-windup delivery.
www.marvlevy.net /players/donlarsen.html   (290 words)

  
 Don Larsen
He went 10-4 in '57, 9-6 in '58, and 6-7 in '59 before being dealt to the Kansas City Athletics in the offseason in the trade that brought Roger Maris to New York.
Larsen retired with a 81-91 record and a 3.78 ERA.
Despite those lackluster stats, Larsen is still remembered today for his perfect game in the 1956 World Series.
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 Don Larsen reflects on his World Series perfect game, 50 years later   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Larsen was otherwise a journeyman major league pitcher.
Larsen also pitched for the St. Louis Browns, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Athletics, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs.
Larsen has no idea whether anyone will match his feat, though he thinks the recent reliance on bullpens makes another World Series perfect game less likely.
www.cbc.ca /cp/baseball/061007/m100722.html   (798 words)

  
 Remembering October's Perfect Moment, Don Larsen Reflects On His Perfect Game In The World Series 50 Years Ago - CBS ...
Don Larsen was 27 years old on Oct. 8, 1956, when he did something that had never happened before and hasn't happened since: He pitched a perfect game in the World Series.
Larsen was known as pretty good pitcher, but an even better partier.
Larsen pitched 14 years in the majors, but he said he had never had a day like that before — or since.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/10/06/earlyshow/main2070186.shtml   (793 words)

  
 Don Larsen - Moviefone
Don Larsen's career won-loss record was 81-91, as a journeyman pitcher for...
Don Larsen batting, fielding and pitching major league baseball lifetime statistics for each season and his career, and a list of any post-season awards he...
Don Larsen - Filmography, Biography, News, Photos, Birth date, Relationships, Don Larsen Film Clips, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
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 Sports 2000 Moments - The day Don Larsen was perfect
Walter O'Malley's Dodgers were the victim of a perfect game by Don Larsen in the 1956 World Series, but that didn't prevent the Brooklyn owner from asking for Larsen's autograph after the game.
I'm afraid the truth is, I just threw the scorebook away, not realizing all these years that it would be a neat thing to have the scorebook I kept the afternoon Don Larsen pitched not only the only no-hitter in Series history but a perfect game to boot.
Behind Larsen, the Yankees made three spectacular fielding plays, one by Mantle, who ranged deep into left center to make a backhanded catch of a Gil Hodges line drive that threatened to be a fifth-inning double.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/sports2000/moments/143420.html   (858 words)

  
 ESPN.com: SPORTSBUSINESS - Larsen to pitch memorabilia from his perfect game
After years of keeping them for himself, Don Larsen is selling his collection of memorabilia that includes items he used while pitching the only perfect game in World Series history.
Looking to finance his grandchildren's college education, Larsen, 72, said he will auction off items that include the final ball used in the game, his glove and cleats.
Larsen said he expects to get at least $300,000, which he says will help pay for the college education for his grandchildren, Justin, 10, and Cody, 4.
espn.go.com /sportsbusiness/s/2002/0718/1407296.html   (459 words)

  
 Don Larsen Quotes by Baseball Almanac
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present an unprecedented collection of baseball related quotations spoken by Don Larsen and about Don Larsen.
Don Larsen's gem on October 8, 1956, will always be one of the MOST famous dates in the history of baseball.
Don Larsen might have spent only five years with the New York Yankees, but four of those included post season play.
www.baseball-almanac.com /quotes/quolars.shtml   (330 words)

  
 Official Don Larsen Web site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A panel of experts put together a list of candidates, which was then voted on by Forbes experts, editors and readers to establish the top 20 achievements.
Don Larsen was among the top 20, voted No. 18 for pitching the first and only perfect game in the World Series.
On October 8, 1956, Don Larsen was just that.
www.cmgww.com /baseball/larsen   (185 words)

  
 Don Larsen - BR Bullpen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Don Larsen was a rookie pitcher during the last season that the St.
Overall, Larsen was a sub-.500 pitcher and a 21 game loser in 1954, but he is most remembered for his 1956 World Series heroics.
It is not well remembered that Larsen had a long career, lasting until 1967.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Don_Larsen   (252 words)

  
 TIME: World Series Memorable Moments - Don Larsen's Perfect Game
And if they play the World Series for 100 more, Don Larsen may still be the only man to take on 27 batters from a league champion and send 'em all back to the bench.
Larsen was a respectable 11-5 in the 1956 regular season, but no one could have predicted his Game 5 heroics.
Alas, Larsen was the loneliest man in the stadium until the final out, when catcher Yogi Berra leaped into his arms in one of the most recognizable images in baseball history.
www.time.com /time/2003/worldseries/moments/3.html   (235 words)

  
 The Official Site of Don Larsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
On a cool Autumn day at Yankee Stadium, Larsen and his pinstriped mates took the field against their rival Brooklyn Dodgers.
After 97 seemingly effortless pitches, Larsen had mowed down the Dodgers 27 straight times and tallied a perfect game.
Among all his statistics and accomplishments, Don Larsen will always be known as being "perfect," even if it was only for a day.
www.cmgww.com /baseball/larsen/biography.htm   (183 words)

  
 Don Larsen Memorabilia - New York Yankees Legend - Don Larsen Memorabilia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Referred to by some as the perfect Yankee and the Miracle on the Mound, only Don Larsen holds a Major League baseball record that cannot be beaten.
Don Larsen is available for personal appearance bookings for autograph sessions, conventions, trade shows and special events.
Don recalls that his trademark no windup delivery seemed to confuse the Brooklyn bums.
www.imbris.net /~bhbi/yankee/index.html   (272 words)

  
 New York Yankees: Don Larsen
Frequently a little known player shines in post season play, and Don Larsen is a prime example.
Regarded as an "average" starter, Larsen achieved immortal baseball fame on October 8, 1956 when he pitched a perfect game in the fifth game of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Not only is this the only perfect game to be hurled in the World Series, but it is the only "no hitter" of any kind recorded in post season play.
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 Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/05/2006 | A practically perfect season as Don Larsen's young cousin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Fifty years ago, on Oct. 8, 1956, Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the only perfect game in World Series history.
A tall, righthanded journeyman who compiled a career record of 81 wins and 91 losses, Larsen was known at the time as much for his fast living as his fastball.
A letter to his cousin brings a postcard from Larsen with an autographed picture and scrawled words of encouragement, helping young Phillip press on amid the taunts generated by his ineptness on the ball field.
www.philly.com /mld/inquirer/entertainment/books/15680847.htm   (628 words)

  
 Don Larsen — Infoplease.com
A conversation with Craig Larsen: "We should be educating and leading the business community to speak out with one clearly heard voice......
A conversation with Craig Larsen: `Microsoft's not coming to Wenatchee, I hate to break it to you.'.(Wenatchee city council member)(Brief......
A conversation with Rick Larsen: this year the U.S. Congressman wants to find funds for unemployed, medical coverage and for smoother......
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 Don Larsen - New York Yankee Legend - Bronx Bombers - New York Yankees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
An 8 x 10 photograph of Yogi Berra and Don celebrating on the mound after the last pitch.
This is one of the most memorable and well known pictures in the history of sports.
Don Larsen autographed official American League Baseball with 8 x 10 photo of "The Last Pitch" mounted on wood plaque: $98.33
www.imbris.net /~bhbi/yankee/items.html   (487 words)

  
 Don Larsen PERFECTION Poster Print - 1956 World Series, Game 5, Perfect Game - New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers, ...
So what were the chances that journeyman Don Larsen would pull off perfection on the biggest stage of all?
From the lens of legendary sports photographer Jack Balletti, this poster features the first pitch of Larsen's miraculous performance, a strike on its way past Dodgers leadoff hitter Junior Gilliamand into the glove of catcher Yogi Berra.
Framed perfectly by the encroaching shadows behind the plate, and the massive scoreboard standing high between the bleachers and the buildings outside Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, you can sense the magic as the ball floats on air.
www.sportsposterwarehouse.com /warehouse/larsen56ny.htm   (428 words)

  
 SportingNews.com - MLB - After 50 years, Don Larsen reflects on his World Series perfect game
HAYDEN, Idaho -- In many ways, Don Larsen's license plate says it all.
There have been 17 perfect games in major league history, and Larsen has been at two of them -- his own and David Cone's for the Yankees in 1999.
These days, baseballs signed by Larsen sell on the Internet for $100 or more.
www.sportingnews.com /yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=135741   (854 words)

  
 Don Larsen | BaseballLibrary.com
Though he had a mediocre career record, Larsen was immortalized by his World Series perfect game of October 8, 1956.
Former Red Sox Don Lenhardt takes Skinny Brown downtown with a CF shot just left of the flag pole and the last upright of the screen.
The swap is a steal for the Giants, one of their best trades since moving to California.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/L/Larsen_Don.stm   (1261 words)

  
 CEU Athletic Hall of Fame Don Larsen
Don B. Larsen attended Carbon High School in 1964-66 where he played baseball and basketball all three years.
He played 3rd Base his first year and then moved to shortstop and pitcher for the junior and senior year.
Don learned to play racquetball in college but became a dedicated and avid player when he returned to Price and at one point was the third ranked player in his age bracket in Utah.
athletics.ceu.edu /hallfame/donlarsen.htm   (186 words)

  
 Amazon.com: "Don Larsen": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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