Fifty-four years ago today, Don Larsen threw the first and only perfect game in World Series history.

Larsen didn’t even know he was going to start the game until he arrived at the ballpark.

Yankees manager, Frank Crosetti put a baseball in Larsen’s shoe, which meant that he was pitching.

Larsen gulped and said to himself, “Don’t mess this up.”

He was nervous, but he went out there and pitched the game of his life, 27 up, 27 down, to catcher Yogi Berra.

During his career, Larsen was only about average, but on this day in 1956, he was perfect.

Larsen says, “If you work hard enough, I believe everybody’s entitled to one good day.”

Work hard everybody.

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