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The Perfect Yankee : The Incredible Story of the Greatest Miracle in Baseball History
By all accounts, the perfect game pitched by New York Yankeesright-hander Don Larsen in the 1956 World Series qualifies as atrue miracle. No one knows why it happened, or why an unlikelybaseball player such as Larsen was the one who tossed it. In ThePerfect Yankee Larsen describes the facts surrounding one of themost famous games in baseball history and details the completestory behind the amazing "Walter Mitty" performance. A formerBaltimore Orioles pitcher who lost 21 games in 1954, the freespiritedLarsen reveals how comic book "Ghoulies" told him heshould experiment with a no-windup pitching delivery just prior tothe '56 World Series. Knocked out in Game Two, the man knownas Gooney Bird to his teammates regrouped to record a miracle winthat propelled the Casey Stengel-led Yankees to the worldchampionship over the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers.
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February 28, 2012
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