It turns out there is color film of the last out of Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. An 82 year-old man has dusted off an old canister he’s kept for 50 years. And you’re probably too late to make an offer.
It’s not the entire game. Not even the entire inning, apparently. But like Abraham Zapruder’s famous film of the assassination of President Kennedy, a long-lost reel taken inside and outside of Yankee Stadium on October 8, 1956 has been found through an ordinary man.
Saul Terry is 82 now and lives in Florda. He’s not even much of a baseball fan but he and his wife were there that day and sensed the history that was being made by Don Larsen.
He found the segment of film, shot from his seat in the bleachers, and is apparently about to strike a deal with Major League Baseball to sell it.
But that’s not the only Larsen video. Doak Ewing of Rare Sports Films in Chicago has the black and white network telecast.