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Don Larsen

American baseball pitcher

Died when: 90 years 147 days (1084 months)
Star Sign: Leo

 

Don Larsen

Donald James Larsen (August 7, 1929 – January 1, 2020) was an American professional baseball pitcher.During a 15-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career, he pitched from 1953 to 1967 for seven different teams: the St.

Louis Browns / Baltimore Orioles (1953–54; 1965), New York Yankees (1955–1959), Kansas City Athletics (1960–1961), Chicago White Sox (1961), San Francisco Giants (1962–1964), Houston Colt .45's / Houston Astros (1964–65), and Chicago Cubs (1967).

Larsen pitched the sixth perfect game in MLB history, doing so in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.It is the only no-hitter and perfect game in World Series history and is one of only two no-hitters in MLB postseason history (the other being Roy Halladay's in 2010).

He won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award and Babe Ruth Award in recognition of his 1956 postseason.


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