[Thanks to guest blogger C.T. Revere for this lovely ode to post-season baseball.]
October baseball is at hand. Fans, whether serious or casual, know it’s a time when legends and goats are made.
Don Larsen was a marginal starting pitcher who lost 10 games more than he won in his 14-year career. He suffered the indignity of a 3-21 season in 1954. But on Oct. 8, 1956, he became a legend when he threw a perfect game for the New York Yankees, against the cross-town Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series. It’s still the only non-hitter/perfect game in World Series history. (With the passing of catcher Yogi Berra on September 22, Mr. Larsen is the