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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Mr. Strike Out

Don Larsen is one of North Idaho's bigger than life residents, not to mention being at least of foot taller than yours truly. He's a former New York Yankee pitcher and the only man in the history of the World Series to pitch a perfect game. The no-hitter Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers is one for the record books.
Don's personalized Idaho license plate reads DLOOO ... his initials and the no-hit, no-run, no-error line score from his perfect game.
It was a treat to meet him today on his 78th birthday.

2 comments:

MarmiteToasty said...

Can I just say ........ how cool is that corn on the cob T-shirt lmfao..... I want one LOL

x

Kerri Thoreson said...

Marmie, I suppose my attire does shout for an explanation. :)
Each August during the North Idaho Fair, the hubs and I do a few shifts in the Lions Club corn on the cob booth. I found the shirts about five years ago and we now wear them at the fair. I've also taken to wearing my corn shirt to the Post Falls Community Picnic. I was headed to the picnic when we made an appearance at a birthday bbq for Lyle Ekness. That's where I met Lyle's good friend Don Larsen. And that's why I have a photo of myself with a legendary and historic baseball player that will be handed down to my grandchildren in which I'm wearing a corn on the cob shirt! LOL LOL