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Don Larsen
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Larsen at age 84.
Pitcher
Born: (1929-08-07)August 7, 1929
Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.
Died: January 1, 2020(2020-01-01) (aged 90)
Hayden, Idaho, U.S.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
debut
April 18, 1953, for the St. Louis Browns
Last appearance
July 7, 1967, for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Win–Loss record 81–91
Earned run average 3.78
Strikeouts 849
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • World Series champion (1956, 1958)
  • World Series MVP (1956)
  • Pitched a perfect game on October 8, 1956 in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers

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).

Larsen died on January 1, 2020 in Hayden, Idaho at the age of 90 from esophageal cancer.

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