R.I.P. Don Larsen

Don Larsen is perhaps best known for pitching the only post-season perfect game in Major League Baseball history, accomplishing the feat in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.  He won the World Series MVP Award and Babe Ruth Award in recognition of his pitching during that postseason.

Larsen was born on August 7, 1929 in Michigan City, Indiana.  He passed away in Hayden, Idaho yesterday, January 1, 2020 from of esophageal cancer.

Rest in peace.

 


5 Comments on “R.I.P. Don Larsen”

  1. Steve Myers says:

    I’m never sure about liking an obituary, but then again, it’s a testimony to all they’ve achieved. I was always fascinated that Larson was at David Cone’s perfect game. It was Yogi Berra day and Larson threw the ceremonial first pitch.

  2. wkkortas says:

    Why is baseball the greatest game known to mankind? Because of all the pitchers to stand upon a mound in the bigs, the Seavers and Groves and Koufaxes and Clemenses, the one guy to finish off a World Series is the guy who went 3 and 21 with the Browns one season.

  3. wkkortas says:

    (should read “(F)inish off a World Series with a perfect game”


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