For World Series no-nos, there is only one

donlarsenmemorabiliaAs we get ready to begin the World Series tonight, let’s remember the only no-hitter ever tossed in the fall classic.

The New York Yankees’ Don Larsen threw a perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series for the first no-hitter in postseason history and the only in World Series history. Larsen retired all 27 Brooklyn Dodgers batters he faced at Yankee Stadium on Monday, October 8, 1956, for a 2-0 win.

The only other postseason no-no came 54 years later. The Philadelphia Phillies’ Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of the National League Divisional Series in 2010.