Sunday, March 27, 2016

TURN BACK THE CLOCK #19 LARSEN PERFECT GAME 1956

If the topic is baseball highlights and 1956, then perhaps THE most memorable for the “Turn Back the Clock” series is Don Larsen and his World Series perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers:


Just a couple of years removed from a disastrous season with the Baltimore Orioles in the inaugural campaign which saw him post a 3-21 record, Larsen found a temporary home in the Bronx and chipped in a nice 11-5 record with a 3.26 earned run average, splitting time between starting and the bullpen.
But no one was to know what was coming on that Autumn day when he would stun the baseball world, shutting down “Dem Bums”, 27-up and 27-down.
Considering he pitched poorly in Game 2 of the series, lasting only 1.2 innings after being handed a 6-0 lead, it’s incredible that just a short time later he would dominate such a loaded Dodger team en-route to baseball history.
But then again, it’s just one of those things that makes baseball so great...

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