The Only Known Color Photos of the Only Perfect Game in World Series History
On Oct. 8, 1956, in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, Don Larsen of the New York Yankees threw a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Here are the only known color photos of the only perfect game in World Series history.
October 05, 2016
1 of 8Courtesy of Keith Olbermann
Mickey Mantle patrols centerfield. Mantle, the Triple Crown and AL MVP winner that year, was the other star for the Yankees that day. His fourth-inning home run gave Larsen the only run he would need, and Mantle preserved the perfect game one inning later with a running catch on a Gil Hodges fly ball to the gap.
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The view from the outfield seats. Also sitting in the outfield stands that day: future Yankees and Dodgers manager Joe Torre.
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The view from the left field stands.
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The old Yankee Stadium scoreboard shows the linescore: no runs, no hits and no errors for the Dodgers, two runs, five hits and no errors for the Yankees
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Fans used to exit Yankee Stadium by way of the field, where they would pass by the three monuments—to former manager Miller Huggins, first baseman Lou Gehrig and, of course, Babe Ruth—that were actually on the field of play in front of the centerfield flagpole.
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Famed TV host Ed Sullivan signs autographs for the fans at Yankee Stadium.
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The Dodgers prepare for the game. Number 32 is future Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax.
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The American flag on a beautiful early fall day in the Bronx. The game took 2:06 and was attended by more than 64,000 fans.
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