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On this day in 1956, New York Yankees right-hander Don Larsen pitches the first no-hitter in the history of the World Series. 

It was a perfect game…that is, there were no runs, no hits and no errors, and no batter reached first base. Larsen’s performance anchored his team’s third-straight win against their cross-town rivals the Brooklyn Dodgers. 

Larsen retired 27 batters…among them future Hall of Famers Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider, along with Gil Hodges…in 97 pitches.