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Perfect : Don Larsen's Miraculous World Series Game and the Men Who Made It Happen
by Lew Paper




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"Perfect captures our hearts as it carries us back to the golden age of baseball and the more innocent world of the 1950s."--Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of The Bully Pulpit

On October 8, 1956, New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen took the mound for game five of the World Series against the rival Brooklyn Dodgers. In an improbable performance that the New York Times called the greatest moment in the history of the Fall Classic, Larsen, an otherwise mediocre journeyman pitcher, retired twenty-seven straight Dodger batters to clinch a perfect game and, to date, the only World Series no-hitter ever witnessed in major league baseball. Here, Lew Paper delivers a masterful pitch-by-pitch account of that fateful day and the extraordinary lives of the players on the field--seven of whom would later be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Meticulously researched and relying on dozens of interviews, Paper's gripping narrative recreates Larsen's feat in a pitching duel that featured legendary figures such as Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra, and Roy Campanella.

More than just the story of a single game, Perfect is a window into baseball's glorious past.

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Overview

"Perfect captures our hearts as it carries us back to the golden age of baseball and the more innocent world of the 1950s."--Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of The Bully Pulpit

On October 8, 1956, New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen took the mound for game five of the World Series against the rival Brooklyn Dodgers. In an improbable performance that the New York Times called the greatest moment in the history of the Fall Classic, Larsen, an otherwise mediocre journeyman pitcher, retired twenty-seven straight Dodger batters to clinch a perfect game and, to date, the only World Series no-hitter ever witnessed in major league baseball. Here, Lew Paper delivers a masterful pitch-by-pitch account of that fateful day and the extraordinary lives of the players on the field--seven of whom would later be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Meticulously researched and relying on dozens of interviews, Paper's gripping narrative recreates Larsen's feat in a pitching duel that featured legendary figures such as Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra, and Roy Campanella.

More than just the story of a single game, Perfect is a window into baseball's glorious past.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780451231239
  • ISBN-10: 0451231236
  • Publisher: Berkley Books
  • Publish Date: October 2010
  • Page Count: 421
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.85 x 6.04 x 0.95 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.98 pounds


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