25 Most Memorable MLB Postseason Moments

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1. The perfect game by Don Larsen with the stakes at their highest.

MLB Postseason Moment: October 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, the only perfect game in World Series history, one of only 23 perfect games in Major League Baseball throughout the years.

Why It’s Memorable: It’s one of only 23 perfect games in the history of the MLB, with it being the only one ever in a World Series, or playoff game for that matter. An iconic picture shows Yogi Berra, Yankees Hall of Fame catcher, in the arms of Larsen, who only needed 97 pitches to retire all 27 batters.

The game also featured solo home runs from Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin, the only runs of the game, but Larsen’s efforts earned him the 1956 World Series Most Valuable Player. What was most impressive about this feat is that the Dodgers scored 19 runs in the first two games, showing just how dominant Larsen was, shifting momentum to the Bronx Bombers.

The Yankees ultimately won the series in seven games, with this rivalry between two opposing league teams — Dodgers and Yankees — facing off a total of 11 times throughout the years, with the Yankees winning eight of them.

Don Larsen’s career regular season record was only 81-91, with an ERA at a respectable, but not dominate 3.78. His best regular season followed the perfect game of the 1956 series, where he went 10-4, by far his best Major League regular season.

What fans remember the most, however, is the dominant game three of the Fall Classic, which is by far the most memorable in any playoff game ever.

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What a fun ride that was taking a trip down memory, wasn’t it? Did your favorites make our list, or did we miss one as Buckner did in the 1986 series?

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