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The Perfect Yankee: The Incredible Story of the Greatest Miracle in Baseball History Paperback – April 20, 2001


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Yankee faithful and haters alike will relish this pitch-by-pitch retelling of one of baseball's most remarkable feats: Don Larsen's perfect game in game five of the 1956 World Series. Larsen, one of the game's beloved figures, has remained humble and unaffected as his record has stood unequalled for four decades. In this book with sports journalist Mark Shaw, he throws in asides on his teammates, his opponents, even the umpires who worked the game. Larsen's memoir recalls a time when nobody spat in anyone's face, strikes were called only on the field, and baseball was still the national pastime. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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... the suspense builds with each description of the 97 pitches he threw that fateful day ... --The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Sagamore Publishing (April 20, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582613362
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582613369
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,771,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 24, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series was a masterpiece, the greatest game ever pitched. This book chronicles Larsen's thoughts and explains why he was the most unlikely candidate to pitch such a game. The Perfect Yankee is a must read for any sports fan.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 18, 2003
Format: Paperback
Baseball books are a dime a dozen, but the story of Don Larsen's remarkable achievement is outstanding. Author Shaw captures Larsen's voice and the miracle that occurred on October 8, 1956. This is a must read for any baseball fan.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Considering Im not a Yankee fan, far from one actually, the fact I loved this book should appear odd. But this story about an average player accomplishing something that no one ever has or will ever do ever again. It just makes me want to cry, that's why I gave this book 5 out of 5. Baseball is a great sport!
BTW, All the facts in this book are correct, no facts are wrong... I think the guy on the bottom is drunk.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GREEN BAY PACKERS IQ author on December 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
My wife, who really is not a baseball fan, recently commented on how few perfect games have ever been tossed in Major League history. I explained to her that one of the perfect games was a World Series game. She responded, "That'll never happen again, huh?" No, it never will. So buy this book and relive one of baseball's most historic games.
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