Larsen’s World Series perfecto, 59 years ago today

donlarsenmemorabiliaToday is the 59th anniversary of Don Larsen’s perfect game for the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series — the first no-hitter in postseason history.

Larsen retired all 27 Brooklyn Dodgers batters he faced at Yankee Stadium on Monday, October 8, 1956 for a 2-0 win.

In other no-no news, we wish a happy 130th birthday to the Philadelphia Phillies’ Johnny Lush, who threw a no-hitter on Tuesday, May 1, 1906. Lush, who was born in the Little League hometown of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, no-hit the Brooklyn Superbas for a 6-0 win at Brooklyn’s Washington Park.