On This Date 10/8/1956

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Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitches the first Perfect Game in postseason history, giving the Yankees a 2-0 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium. Larsen had started Game 2 and was shelled. He did not know he was selected to start until he arrived at the stadium and saw the ball in his locker. The win gave the Yankees a 3-2 series lead as they beat the Dodgers in seven games, with Don Larsen earning MVP honors.