In 1956 the Yankees were in the midst of their second great dynasty, having won six of the previous nine World Series, on their way to a stretch of winning 10 of 16 between 1947 and 1962. But they hadn't won a title in two years, and had lost the previous year to their crosstown rivals/punching bags, the Brooklyn Dodgers. What better way to get the Bombers back on track than a perfect game in the World Series. Larsen was an unlikely candidate to pitch a perfecto; he finished with a career record of 81-91 in a 14-year big league career. But he's one of just 20 pitchers in Major League Baseball's 140-plus year history (and one of three Yankees) to toss a perfect game, and the only one to do so in the postseason.
2. Don Larsen's Perfect Game