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Don LarsenTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1953-1967 MLB Years: 1953-1967
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World Series Champion

PositionsP-412, OF-2Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDon James Larsen
Height6-4Weight227BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 7,1929 [89.073]PlaceMichigan City,Indiana
High SchoolPoint Loma (San Diego,CA)
MLB DebutApril 18,1953 [23.254]
OrganizationsNYA [5] SFN [3] BAL [2] HOU [2] KC1 [2] SLA [1] CHA [1] CHN [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID14127Retrosheet IDlarsd102MLBAM ID117514
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Baltimore Orioles in 1954 and New York Yankees in 1956,1958 ... Threw a perfect game on October 8,1956 against the Brooklyn Dodgers (World Series)
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts56Walks35Hittable62SO/BB39vsPower62Hitting72Durability68Team.508Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1953St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla27S/R237124.1638221672142192.220199891164963001.389.390.512.994.481.50.3683.33
1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27ST243214.372928112110201.2213106981889802001.509.510.803.973.570.90.1254.09
1955New York YankeesALMLBnya18S/R25923.0619136515297.0813833851441001.367.520.744.734.080.86.8184.11
1956New York YankeesALMLBnya18S/R261153.263820186191179.2133726519961073001.276.660.954.815.361.11.6884.16
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya18S/R271043.74272074150139.211368581287816001.437.280.775.615.220.93.7144.28
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya18ST28963.07191905300114.01004339452550001.337.870.314.094.331.06.6003.33
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya18S/R29674.33251873133124.212265601476697001.598.811.015.494.980.91.4624.72
1960Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc118S/R301105.3822157003083.29755501142432001.6610.431.184.524.631.02.0914.71
1961Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc118Rel31104.20817005015.02197211132002.1312.601.206.607.801.181.0004.77
1961Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26Rel31724.12253220013274.0643634529532001.257.750.613.516.421.83.7783.19
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn18R/CL32544.384904900251186.0834442947586001.518.650.944.906.051.23.5564.26
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36Rel33773.05460460026362.0462321830444001.236.681.164.356.391.47.5004.19
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn18Rel34014.35606003010.010550660001.558.71--5.235.231.00.0003.19
1964Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou31S/R34482.2630102021111103.0923626420581001.088.010.351.745.052.90.3332.57
1965Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31ST35005.0611000005.08330310002.0613.50--5.061.690.33-3.83
1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal18Rel35122.6727126008154.0532216420400001.358.830.673.336.672.00.3333.11
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33Rel37009.0030300104.05441210001.7511.252.254.502.250.50-6.79
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter81913.784121712414411132261543.0144272865013072584939001.408.380.764.224.941.17.4711.40
New York Yankees Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter45243.501289038237226653.05492862555736235617001.397.540.784.974.890.98.652-
San Francisco Giants Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter12123.861010101005414158.21397268178310810001.407.880.964.716.131.30.500-
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter4234.0156292712191255.2266128114221091202001.479.360.773.844.221.10.148-
St. Louis Browns Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter7124.1638221672142192.220199891164963001.389.390.512.994.481.50.368-
Houston Colt 45s Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter482.2630102021111103.0923626420581001.088.010.351.745.052.90.333-
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2105.20301614008098.211864571353564001.7310.761.194.835.111.06.167-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter724.12253220013274.0643634529532001.257.750.613.516.421.83.778-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter009.0030300104.05441210001.7511.252.254.502.250.50--
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter005.0611000005.08330310002.0613.50--5.061.690.33--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12133.7859243562194220.020510392181031216001.408.380.764.224.941.17.4801.40

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1953St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla27p2350811123313100041400001.284.318.457.77537785.313.173.222.3464.7116.473.503.5327.0030.43
1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27p24448862253140051502002.250.290.409.69936995.292.159.216.3155.2615.793.001.0588.0040.91
1955New York YankeesALMLBnya18p2521414610270041300001.146.222.317.53913345.154.171.268.2478.8928.893.254.4420.5050.00
1956New York YankeesALMLBnya18p2645791019502120061701002.241.294.380.67430786.283.139.215.3036.9819.772.832.3339.5036.84
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya18p27315661450050161100103.250.317.339.65619563.304.089.179.2989.5217.461.830.000.0035.71
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya18p28284991510413025902102.306.364.571.93528557.297.265.327.4048.7715.791.807.0212.2533.33
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya18p29294781220080071501102.255.345.298.64314256.364.043.191.30012.5026.792.140.000.0016.67
1960Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc118p3023293610030001100002.207.207.241.4487129.333.034.034.2010.0037.930.000.000.0016.67
1961Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc118p311820260014001501000.300.333.450.7839122.357.150.200.3484.5522.735.004.5520.0016.67
1961Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26p312525280014000501000.320.320.440.76011126.368.120.120.3360.0019.230.003.8525.0012.50
1961Totals for AL-AL         434541400280011002000.311.326.444.77020248.364.133.156.3412.0820.8310.004.1722.5014.29
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn18p325225350101000701000.200.200.280.4807126.278.080.080.2100.0026.920.000.000.0020.00
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36p334611120000001101000.182.250.182.4322013.200.000.091.2067.697.691.000.000.000.00
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn18p3461000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1964Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou31p3431310310000041001000.097.200.129.3294136.143.032.161.16711.1127.782.500.000.0033.33
1964Totals for NL-NL         37320310000041001000.094.194.125.3194137.136.031.156.16210.8127.032.500.000.0033.33
1965Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31p3512000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal18p352711031001000400000.273.273.364.6374111.429.091.091.2810.0036.360.000.000.0033.33
1965Totals for MLB-MLB         2813031001000500000.231.231.308.5394113.375.077.077.2380.0038.460.000.000.0033.33
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter47759665144255147203431380113015.242.291.371.66222144653.291.129.196.0006.5821.133.212.1442.5730.56
New York Yankees Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter1542723766140845032865043010.243.310.382.69210422307.287.139.232.0009.1221.172.322.6134.0033.33
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter719962563150051902002.253.288.404.6924010106.304.151.202.0004.7217.923.800.9499.0040.00
St. Louis Browns Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter50811123313100041400001.284.318.457.77537785.313.173.222.0004.7116.473.503.5327.0030.43
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter414951210170011601002.245.260.327.58716251.344.082.102.0001.9631.3716.001.9649.0016.67
San Francisco Giants Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter10437470101001802000.189.211.243.4549140.241.054.081.0002.5020.008.000.000.0014.29
Houston Colt 45s Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter31310310000041001000.097.200.129.3294136.143.032.161.00011.1127.782.500.000.0033.33
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2525280014000501000.320.320.440.76011126.368.120.120.0000.0019.230.003.8525.0012.50
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16220222498252401154704105.242.291.371.6627515222.291.129.196.0006.5821.133.212.1442.5730.56

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1953St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla23P38-192829213937.9490.970.19-----5076.024.7
1953St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla23OF1---------------502.00.6
1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24P29-2011434134948.9801.660.24-----4465.918.8
1955New York YankeesALMLBnya25P19-97513131918.9470.950.19-----2190.512.3
1956New York YankeesALMLBnya26P38-1791323333936.9230.950.20-----4584.424.7
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya27P27-1391020223230.9381.110.22-----3187.117.5
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya28P19-114514222119.9051.000.17-----2867.912.3
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya29P25-124522212927.9311.080.22-----2986.216.2
1960Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc130P22-8348111312.9230.550.14-----2395.714.3
1961Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31P25-74413--17171.0000.680.23-----25100.015.4
1961Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc131P8-1514--551.0000.630.33-----1844.45.0
1961Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc131OF1--3---331.0003.00------185.60.6
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn32P49-86415-319191.0000.390.22-----5294.229.7
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33P46-624121-1716.9410.350.26-----46100.028.4
1964Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou34P30-103719112726.9630.870.25-----3196.818.5
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn34P6-102---221.0000.330.20-----6100.03.7
1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35P27-54513111918.9470.670.33-----27100.016.7
1965Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35P1-513--441.0004.000.80-----1100.00.6
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn37P3-4-2-1221.0000.670.50-----3100.01.9
MLB Totals for P - 14 season(s)-   P412-1542922441722353336.9520.820.22-----4120.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF2--3---331.0001.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1953St. Louis BrownsALMLBsla2338--------1-
1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2429----------
1955New York YankeesALMLBnya2519----------
1956New York YankeesALMLBnya2638----------
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya2727----------
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya2819----------
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya2925----------
1960Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc13022----------
1961Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3125----------
1961Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc1318--------1-
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3249----------
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn3346----------
1964Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou3430----------
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn346----------
1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3527----------
1965Houston AstrosNLMLBhou351----------
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn373----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1955New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB250111.251004.0552201.7511.250.004.504.501.000.00.000
1956New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB26100.0021010.2104700.490.840.003.375.911.750.001.000
1957New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB27113.722009.2845601.417.450.004.665.591.200.00.500
1958New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB28100.962009.1916901.658.680.005.798.681.500.001.000
1962San Francisco GiantsWorld SeriesMLB32103.863002.1112001.433.860.007.710.000.000.001.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 5 yrs422.7510010100036.02401101924001.196.000.004.756.001.260.00.667

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1955New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2512000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1956New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2623110001000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1957New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2722100000002100000.000.500.000.500004.000.0001.00050.0025.000.500.000.000.00
1958New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2822000000001000000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.50033.330.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs79210001003200000.111.333.111.4441012.143.000.33325.0016.670.670.000.000.00

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1956World Series MVP1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1967-01-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1966-04-11Released by Orioles. 
1965-04-24TradeTraded by Astros to Orioles for Bob Saverine and Cash. 
1964-05-20Purchased by Astros from Giants. 
1961-11-30TradeTraded by White Sox with Billy Pierce to Giants for Verle Tiefenthaler, Bob Farley, Dom Zanni and Eddie Fisher. 
1961-06-10TradeTraded by Athletics with Al Pilarcik, Andy Carey and Ray Herbert to White Sox for Stan Johnson, Wes Covington, Gerry Staley and Bob Shaw. 
1959-12-11TradeTraded by Yankees with Marv Throneberry, Norm Siebern and Hank Bauer to Athletics for Kent Hadley, Joe DeMaestri and Roger Maris. 
1954-11-17TradeTraded by Orioles with D. Kryhoski, Jim Fridley, Darrell Johnson, M. Blyzka, Billy Hunter and Bob Turley to Yankees for T. Del Guercio, Don Leppert, K. Segrist, Bill Miller, W. Miranda, G. Triandos, Hal Smith, Jim McDonald, Harry Byrd and Gene Woodling. 
1947-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Browns. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.