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The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. The Series was a rematch of the 1955 World Series.
The Yankees won the Series in seven games, 4 games to Brooklyn's 3, capturing their 17th championship. Brooklyn won games one and two, but New York pitchers threw five consecutive complete games (Games 3-7) to cap off the comeback. The highlight was Don Larsen's perfect game in Game 5, the only no-hitter in the history of major league post-season play. Larsen was named the Series MVP for his achievement.
Game 1: Brooklyn - 6 New York - 3
Game 2: Brooklyn - 13 New York - 8
Game 3: New York - 5 Brooklyn - 3
Game 4: New York - 6 Brooklyn - 2
Game 5: New York - 2 Brooklyn - 0
Game 6: Brooklyn - 1 New York - 0
Game 7: New York - 9 Brooklyn - 0
Quotes of the Series
- Yankees' catcher Yogi Berra, who caught Larsen's perfect game, remarked many years later, "It's never happened in World Series history, and it hasn't happened since."
- "I'll guarantee that nobody, but nobody, has left his ballpark... and if anyone did manage to leave early, man, he's missin' ... the greatest! ... Two strikes and a ball... Mitchell, waiting, stands deep, feet close together... Larsen is ready, gets the sign... Two strikes, ball one, here comes the pitch... Strike three! A no-hitter, a perfect game for Don Larsen! ... Listen to this crowd roar!"
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