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: