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Barbados   Just far enough North of Philadelphia
Hall of Fame

One of my favorite old timers. Gooney Bird to his team mates. Perfect game against the Dodgers in the 1956 World Series on 97 pitches. I have an autographed group photo of Larsen, Yogi Berra, David Wells, Jorge Posada, David Cone and Joe Girardi from the last night at "old Yankee Stadium" that I cherish. The only three Yankee perfect games in history but Larsen's was so much bigger than the other two. The always pivotal game 5 of a series tied at 2 each. They were to headed back to Ebbets Field for game 6 and 7, where the Dodgers had won the first two games of the series. When a guy pitches the best game of his career at the most crucial point of the World Series, a season after losing to the Dodgers for the first time in the World Series, he becomes immortal in baseball history. Rest in peace Gooney Bird.

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