Happy Anniversary: Don Larsen's perfect game

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Only once in postseason history has a pitcher thrown a perfect game. And it happened exactly 57 years ago Tuesday.

Here's a nice video tribute:

Don Larsen struck out seven while obviously facing only 27 batters. Here's the baseball-reference.com box score.

Larsen, 84, would end his career 81-91 with a 3.78 ERA (99 ERA+) and 1.40 WHIP in 1,548 innings. In the postseason, he was 4-2 with a 2.75 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 36 innings.

For nine innings in Yankee Stadium 57 years ago, though, Larsen was perfect. In a World Series game. It had never before been done and to this day it still hasn't been done since. Thus, it's one of baseball's immortal moments.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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