This Day in Yankees History: The Larsen Perfecto

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October 8, 1956--Don Larsen threw a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series, the only such gem in postseason history.

How does one tell the story of Larsen's perfect game at this point when it's been covered so thoroughly? Let the men who were actually there explain it in this concise four-minute video featuring interviews with Larsen, catcher Yogi Berra, broadcaster Bob Wolff, and more.

If 1950s-era film reels are your thing (and really, why wouldn't it be?), let the stock music and fast-talking narrator get your nostalgia going.

And hey! Here's some original footage with Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who is still delivering his dulcet tones 56 years later. Thank you, Internet.

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