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Yearbook, Oct. 8: Don Larsen's perfect game

10/8/2012

Oct. 8, 1956: Zero. That's how many people have pitched perfect games in the Major League Baseball playoffs -- other than Don Larsen, a onetime New York Yankees hurler who did exactly that on this day 56 years ago.

Larsen, who never won more than 11 games and reached 200 innings just once, struck out seven batters in the Yankees' 2-0 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers in World Series Game 5 at Yankee Stadium, after which he leaped into catcher Yogi Berra's arms to make for an image that remains iconic to this day.