It’s been 50 years since Don Larsen threw the first–and only– perfect game in World Series history. Memories and memorabilia from that magic October day in 1956 remain close at hand.
A few years ago, Don Larsen sold the bronzed spikes he was wearing the day he made World Series history. But the day was too special to let everything go.
His Idaho home includes memorabilia from his career and the day he pitched the Yankees to victory by not allowing a Brooklyn Dodger baserunner.
Larsen is 77 now and lives a quiet life in Idaho. In fact, he and catcher Yogi Berra are plenty spry enough to remember how the game played out.
The perfect game meant a lot to one of Larsen’s young, distant relatives in 1956. Now, he’s written a book about what the perfect game did for a young boy growing up in unfamiliar surroundings.
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