Don Larsen

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Donald James Larsen (born August 7, 1929) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. During a 15-year MLB career, he pitched from 1953–1967 for seven different teams. Larsen pitched for the St. Louis Browns / Baltimore Orioles (1953–1954; 1965), New York Yankees (1955–1959), Kansas City Athletics (1960–1961), Chicago White Sox (1961), San Francisco Giants (1962–1964), Houston Colt .45's / Houston Astros (1964–1965), and Chicago Cubs (1967).

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Age: 86
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Pitched a perfect game in 1956 World Series

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Batting

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1953 SLB 50 81 11 23 3 1 3 10 0 4 14 0.284 0.318 0.457
1954 BAL 44 88 6 22 5 3 1 4 0 5 15 0.250 0.290 0.409
1955 NYY 21 41 4 6 1 0 2 7 0 4 13 0.146 0.222 0.317
1956 NYY 45 79 10 19 5 0 2 12 0 6 17 0.241 0.294 0.380
1957 NYY 31 56 6 14 5 0 0 5 0 6 11 0.250 0.317 0.339
1958 NYY 28 49 9 15 1 0 4 13 0 5 9 0.306 0.364 0.571
1959 NYY 29 47 8 12 2 0 0 8 0 7 15 0.255 0.345 0.298
1960 KCA 23 29 3 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 11 0.207 0.207 0.241
1961 CHW 25 25 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 0.320 0.320 0.440
1961 KCA 18 20 2 6 0 0 1 4 0 1 5 0.300 0.333 0.450
1962 SFG 52 25 3 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 0.200 0.200 0.280
1963 SFG 46 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.182 0.250 0.182
1964 HOU 31 31 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 10 0.097 0.200 0.129
1964 SFG 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
1965 HOU 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
1965 BAL 27 11 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0.273 0.273 0.364
1967 CHC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
Career 480 596 65 144 25 5 14 72 0 43 138 - - -

Pitching

Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1953 SLB 7-12 4.16 38 22 7 2 2 192 201 99 89 64 96
1954 BAL 3-21 4.37 29 28 12 1 0 201 213 106 98 89 80
1955 NYY 9-2 3.06 19 13 5 1 2 97 81 38 33 51 44
1956 NYY 11-5 3.26 38 20 6 1 1 179 133 72 65 96 107
1957 NYY 10-4 3.74 27 20 4 1 0 139 113 68 58 87 81
1958 NYY 9-6 3.07 19 19 5 3 0 114 100 43 39 52 55
1959 NYY 6-7 4.33 25 18 3 1 0 124 122 65 60 76 69
1960 KCA 1-10 5.38 22 15 0 0 0 83 97 55 50 42 43
1961 CHW 7-2 4.12 25 3 0 0 2 74 64 36 34 29 53
1961 KCA 1-0 4.20 8 1 0 0 0 15 21 9 7 11 13
1962 SFG 5-4 4.38 49 0 0 0 11 86 83 44 42 47 58
1963 SFG 7-7 3.05 46 0 0 0 3 62 46 23 21 30 44
1964 HOU 4-8 2.26 30 10 2 1 1 103 92 36 26 20 58
1964 SFG 0-1 4.35 6 0 0 0 0 10 10 5 5 6 6
1965 HOU 0-0 5.06 1 1 0 0 0 5 8 3 3 3 1
1965 BAL 1-2 2.67 27 1 0 0 1 54 53 22 16 20 40
1967 CHC 0-0 9.00 3 0 0 0 0 4 5 4 4 2 1
Career 81-91 - 412 171 44 11 23 - 1442 728 650 725 849

Fielding

Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1953 SLB 50 - 8 29 2 1 0.949
1954 BAL 44 28 201 14 34 1 3 0.980
1955 NYY 21 13 97 5 13 1 3 0.947
1956 NYY 45 20 179 13 23 3 3 0.923
1957 NYY 31 20 139 10 20 2 2 0.938
1958 NYY 28 19 114 5 14 2 2 0.905
1959 NYY 29 18 124 5 22 2 1 0.931
1960 KCA 23 15 83 4 8 1 1 0.923
1961 CHW 25 3 74 4 13 0 0 1.000
1961 KCA 18 2 24 4 4 0 0 1.000
1962 SFG 52 0 86 4 15 0 3 1.000
1963 SFG 46 0 62 4 12 1 0 0.941
1964 HOU 31 10 103 7 19 1 1 0.963
1964 SFG 6 0 10 2 0 0 0 1.000
1965 HOU 1 1 5 1 3 0 0 1.000
1965 BAL 27 1 54 5 13 1 1 0.947
1967 CHC 3 0 4 0 2 0 1 1.000
Career 480 150 - 95 244 17 22 -

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2004 ESPN 25: Who's #1? Himself
1999 ESPN SportsCentury Himself
1974 The Way It Was Himself
1962 1962 World Series Himself - San Francisco Giants Pitcher
1958 1958 World Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1957 1957 World Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1956 1956 World Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher

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