Perfect: Don Larsen's Miraculous World Series Game and the Men Who Made it Happen

Perfect: Don Larsen's Miraculous World Series Game and the Men Who Made it Happen

Lew Paper


Perfect captures our hearts because it consists of us again to the golden age of baseball and the extra blameless international of the 1950s.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Bully Pulpit

On October eight, 1956, big apple Yankees pitcher Don Larsen took the mound for online game 5 of the area sequence opposed to the rival Brooklyn Dodgers. In an incredible functionality that the New York Times called "the maximum second within the heritage of the autumn Classic," Larsen, an another way mediocre journeyman pitcher, retired twenty-seven immediately Dodger batters to clinch an ideal online game and, to this point, the single international sequence no-hitter ever witnessed in significant league baseball. the following, Lew Paper provides a masterful pitch-by-pitch account of that fateful day and the extreme lives of the avid gamers at the field—seven of whom might later be inducted into the corridor of popularity. Meticulously researched and counting on dozens of interviews, Paper's gripping narrative recreates Larsen's feat in a pitching duel that featured mythical figures similar to Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra, and Roy Campanella. 

greater than simply the tale of a unmarried game, Perfect is a window into baseball's wonderful previous.

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