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By Lew Paper

"If you must reside contained in the most famed statistical afternoon in baseball heritage, Perfect is...well, let's simply say 'ideal'."
-Chuck Closterman, Esquire

On October eight, 1956, manhattan Yankees pitcher Don Larsen took the mound for video game 5 of the realm sequence opposed to the rival Brooklyn Dodgers. In an incredible functionality that the New York Times referred to as "the maximum second within the historical past of the autumn Classic," Larsen, an differently mediocre journeyman pitcher, retired twenty-seven directly Dodger batters to clinch an ideal video game and, to this point, the one postseason no-hitter ever witnessed in significant league baseball. right here, Lew Paper supplies a masterful pitch-by-pitch account of that fateful day and the extreme lives of the avid gamers at the box- 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 online game, Perfect is a window into baseball's excellent earlier.

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