The final pitch to Dale Mitchell
was high but umpire Babe Pinelli
shouted Strike! and the game was over

Don Larsen achieved what no one
else ever had, the perfect game in a
World Series

Nine years earlier Floyd Bevens had
held the Dodgers hitless into the ninth
inning and with only one out to go for the
first no-hitter in World Series history he
walked Carl Furillo and gave an intentional
walk to pinch-hitter Pete Reiser and since the
Dodgers trailed by one run in the bottom of
the ninth two faster runners, Al Gionfriddo
and Eddie Miksis were sent for Furillo and
Reiser before Cookie Lavagetto pinch-hit
for Eddie Stanky and Lavagetto doubled off
the right field wall scoring both runners and
winning the game for the Dodgers with their lone hit

But on Oct 8, 1956 Larsen would not be denied
and Yogi Berra jumped into his arms to celebrate

And like mythic poetry Larsen is the last living man
to have played in the game