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This is how Don Larsen prepped for his Perfect Game

On this day 60 years ago, Don Larsen threw a perfect game for the New York Yankees in the World Series.

A perfect performance on the biggest stage in the sport makes it hard to argue that this was the greatest game pitched of all-time. A few years ago, Steiner Sports hosted a Q&A event in New York City hosted by Brandon Steiner with Larsen, Hall of Famer Yogi Berra and broadcaster Bob Wolff to recount the experience being a part of baseball history.

When asked about what he did the morning of the game, Larsen said to Steiner that after a poor performance earlier in the series :

I didn't think I'd start. I didn't know I was going to pitch until I came to the park. Frank Crosetti's (pitching coach) ritual was to put the baseball in your shoe. That meant you were starting. I came early; I always came to the ballpark early. I looked at that and said, 'Oh, boy. I don't know about this one.' He gave me a second chance. I was excited about it.

Check out what the trio had to say below:

To mark the momentous occasion, we are selling a baseball autographed by Larsen and inscribed "WS PG 10-8-56" for $99.99 today only (regular price: $229.99). 

We are also proud to be collaborating with Don Larsen to auction some of his most prized collectibles from throughout his career. A premium grouping of over 300 available lots includes Larsen's awards, contracts, autographs he personally obtained and more. View all here.

And, of course, here's the end of that iconic game:


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Jay Cederholm October 8, 2016 AT 7:05PM

Ok…once again my yearly posting on this historic day in baseball history. Don Larsen’s perfect game.

60 years ago today my Dad made his way into baseball history.
On October 8, 1956 a 16 year old Al Cederholm was at Yankee Stadium when Don Larsen threw the only perfect game in World Series History.
Not only was he in attendance, but he took part in the celebration with the team!
Check out this video where I highlight my Dad running onto the field and jumping on the pile with the likes of Yogi Berra and the other Yankee teammates!

I doubt something like this would ever happen in today’s sports world!

I have a video that isolates my father running into the field if you are interested.