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« Reply #645 on: October 08, 2018, 12:05:55 am »

It's the only one of its kind. It is the basis of one of the most recognized photographs in sport. It was part of the Yankees' revenge on the Brooklyn Dodgers for the 1955 World Series loss. It was Don Larsen's perfect game.

Until October 8th, 1956, no pitcher in baseball had thrown a no-hitter in the World Series. and Larsen had no reason he'd believe he would be given the opportunity to do so. He'd pitched Game 2 - badly. So when he found the game ball in his locker, he was as surprised as anyone.

Larsen not only pitched a no-hitter, he pitched a perfect game. 27 up, 27 down, with NO one reaching first base. And that was pitching against a lineup that included Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Gil Hodges.

Larsen didn't do it alone. Mantle made a great running catch in center. Andy Carey picked it at third, and when a ball ricocheted off his glove, it went to shortstop Gil McDougal who completed the play.

And the Yankees went on to win the Series in seven, the last Subway Series until 2000, with the Mets. And the photo? Yogi Berra, his legs around Larsen, being carried by the pitcher near the first base line.
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« Reply #646 on: October 09, 2018, 03:54:40 pm »

Love baseball. Thanks for this one!
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« Reply #647 on: October 09, 2018, 11:39:24 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p.20
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« Reply #648 on: October 09, 2018, 11:52:35 pm »

1845: The U.S. Naval Academy is founded at Annapolis, Maryland, to train Naval officers.

1877:  LTC George Armstrong Custer is given burial, with full military honors, at the U.S. Academy at West Point, N.Y., having been disinterred from his grave at the Little Big horn battlefield. Custer had always said he wanted to be buried at the Point, because he had been happiest there. After her death, decades later, he will be joined by his wife, Elizabeth Bacon Custer.

1957: the underdog Milwaukee Braves beat the New York Yankees in seven games to win the world Series. The Series MVP was Braves' pitcher, Lou Burdette, who won game 7 on two days' rest [Warren Spahn had the flu]
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« Reply #649 on: October 13, 2018, 04:48:46 pm »

The movie was "War Drums". It starred Alan Ladd. It was Charles Bronson's first movie.


I have never seen that movie, but now I know the true history will keep a eye out for it.
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« Reply #650 on: October 13, 2018, 04:52:44 pm »

It makes me ill to see how the left adores Che. Obama staning in Cuba in front of his pic.  vomit!
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« Reply #651 on: October 13, 2018, 04:54:51 pm »

Nice! Love BB. Love this time of the year. Division series the best.
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« Reply #652 on: October 14, 2018, 05:59:49 am »



I have never seen that movie, but now I know the true history will keep a eye out for it.

I've seen it [rarely] on STARZ Western Channel. I bought it on Amazon. The history's OK, but not great [Captain Jack's portrayed as a warmongering poppinjay]
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