Brooklyn Dodgers vs New York Yankees
October 8, 1956 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 8, 1956 at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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"Is that the best game you (Don Larsen) ever pitched?" - Associated Press Reporter in Locker Room (October 8, 1956)

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Brooklyn Dodgers 0, New York Yankees 2

Brooklyn Dodgers ab r h rbi
Gilliam 2b 3 0 0 0
Reese ss 3 0 0 0
Snider cf 3 0 0 0
Robinson 3b 3 0 0 0
Hodges 1b 3 0 0 0
Amoros lf 3 0 0 0
Furillo rf 3 0 0 0
Campanella c 3 0 0 0
Maglie p 2 0 0 0
Mitchell ph 1 0 0 0
Totals 27 0 0 0
New York Yankees ab r h rbi
Bauer rf 4 0 1 1
Collins 1b 4 0 1 0
Mantle cf 3 1 1 1
Berra c 3 0 0 0
Slaughter lf 2 0 0 0
Martin 2b 3 0 1 0
McDougald ss 2 0 0 0
Carey 3b 3 1 1 0
Larsen p 2 0 0 0
Totals 26 2 5 2
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New York 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 x 2 5 0
Brooklyn Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO
Maglie L (1-1) 8.0 5 2 2 2 5
Totals 8.0 2
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Larsen W (1-0) 9.0 0 0 0 0 7
Totals 9.0 0 0 0 0 7

E –None. DP –Brooklyn 2 Reese-Hodges, Hodges-Campanella-Robinson-Campanella-Robinson. HR –New York Mantle (3, 4th inning off Maglie, 0 on 2 out). Team LOB –0. SH –Larsen (1,off Maglie). Team –3. U –Babe Pinelli, Hank Soar, Dusty Boggess, Larry Napp, Tom Gorman, Ed Runge. T –2:06. A –64,519.

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Did you know that this was the first and only World Series no-hitter / perfect game in Major League history?

In the locker room at the end of the game, Don Larsen said, "When it was over, I was so happy, I felt like crying. I wanted to win this one for Casey (Stengel) . After what I did in Brooklyn, he could have forgotten about me and who would blame him? But he gave me another chance and I'm grateful."

1956 World Series Game 5 Ticket Stub
1956 World Series Game 5 Ticket Stub
Used ticket stubs (like the one seen above / Courtesy of Baseball Almanac Collection), depending on their condition, from Game 5 of the 1956 World Series can sell at auction for as much as two-thousand dollars each.

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