Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Thursday, April 29th, 2010

October 8th 1956: Stengel Under Fire for Removing Larsen During Perfect Game

Despite winning the game and taking a 3-2 lead in the World Series against arch-rival the Brooklyn Dodgers, Yankee manager Casey Stengel faces criticism for removing Don Larsen.  Larsen, who had been pitching a perfect game, was removed after  6 2/3 innings in favor of a relief pitcher. Bombarded with reporters after the game, Stengel […]