It was one perfect moment, one singular feat unparalleled in the half a century of baseball that followed. It was Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. In an age when nobody spat in anyone’s face, strikes were called only on the field, and New York was baseball’s battlefield, Don Larsen pitched the only no-hitter ever recorded in the World Series. Joe DiMaggio called it the best-pitched game he ever saw as a player or spectator. Yogi Berra said he felt like a kid on Christmas morning. And Mickey Mantle said, “For one day, Don Larsen was the greatest pitcher in baseball history.”
Now readers can relive that moment of greatness in The Perfect Yankee. With a deft pen and an announcer’s enthusiasm, Larsen walks readers through each inning of that miraculous game. A must-read for any baseball fan.
|Publisher:||Sports Publishing LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
1953 before joining the Yankees in 1955. On October 8, 1956, he pitched baseball’s first postseason no-hitter during Game 5 of the
World Series. His skills earned him the 1956 World Series MVP
and Babe Ruth Award. He took home 2 more World Series rings in 1957 and 1958. Larsen retired from baseball in 1967. He lives in
Lake Hayden, Idaho.
Mark Shaw author of twenty-plus books, is a former criminal defense attorney who has served as a legal analyst for ABC, ESPN, and USA Today. He is a member of the Assassination Archives and Research Center in Washington, DC, and the Mary Ferrell Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering critical thinking on a range of historical topics, including the assassinations of the 1960s. He lives in Superior, Colorado.
Yogi Berra is one of the greatest and most enduring legends in American sports.
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