Larsen at age 84.
|Born: August 7, 1929|
Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.
|Died: January 1, 2020 (aged 90)|
Hayden, Idaho, U.S.
|April 18, 1953, for the St. Louis Browns|
|July 7, 1967, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Earned run average||3.78|
|Career highlights and awards|
Donald James Larsen (August 7, 1929 – January 1, 2020) was an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. During a 15-year MLB career, he pitched from 1953–1967 for seven different teams. Larsen was born in Michigan City, Indiana, but was raised in San Diego, California.
Larsen pitched for the St. Louis Browns / Baltimore Orioles (1953–1954; 1965), New York Yankees (1955–1959), Kansas City Athletics (1960–1961), Chicago White Sox (1961), San Francisco Giants (1962–1964), Houston Colt .45's / Houston Astros (1964–1965), and Chicago Cubs (1967).
References[change | change source]
- "Don Larsen Minor League Statistics". Baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
- Chamberlain, Samuel. "Former Yankees pitcher Don Larsen, who threw only World Series perfect game, dead at age 90". foxnews.com. Fox News Network, LLC. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Don Larsen's official site
- The box score for Larsen's perfect game
- ESPN: Fifty years later, Larsen's life still close to perfect