Don Larsen's Timely Perfection

NEW YORK-Don Larsen is a footloose fellow of whom Casey Stengel once said, "He can be one of baseball's great pitchers any time he puts his mind to it." Larsen had his mind on his work today. He pitched the first no-hit game in world series history. Not only that, but he also fired the first perfect game- no batter reaching first base-to be posted in the major leagues in thirty-four years. This nerve-tingling performance, embellished with a Mickey Mantle home run, gained a 2â??0 triumph for the Yankees over the Dodgers and Sal Maglie at the Stadium. It enabled Casey Stengel's Yankees to post their third straight victory for a 3â??2 lead in the series.


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