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Don Larsen

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The Resume

    (August 7, 1929-January 1, 2020)
    Baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees
    Only person to pitch a perfect game in the World Series (October 8, 1956)
    Before retirement, he was the last active player to have had played for the St. Louis Browns (1967)

Why he might be annoying:

    He held the record for most losses by a pitcher in 1954 (3 wins - 21 losses).
    He had a reputation for partying and wrecked his car in the spring of 1956.
    He was a sub .500 pitcher, despite spending many years with the team with the most wins (The Yankees).

Why he might not be annoying:

    Larsen said: 'I think about it every day. Sometimes it's hard to believe it ever happened.
    I'm glad it did because everybody thinks about that and forgets all the mistakes I made in my career.'
    He reflects on that day: 'Nobody would talk to me, nobody would sit by me -- like I had the plague.
    I don't believe in that superstition stuff. You just do your best. Some of the guys didn't want to say anything, afraid they'd put a jinx on it.'
    This achievement ranked 3rd on the Sporting News Greatest Moments in baseball history.
    He went to the same high school as David Wells, who also pitched a perfect game for the Yankees (1998).
    He attended the game, in which David Cone pitched a perfect game for the Yankees (1999).

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 13 Votes: 92.31% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 35 Votes: 48.57% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 72 Votes: 48.61% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 33 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 22 Votes: 40.91% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 34 Votes: 20.59% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 82 Votes: 58.54% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 134 Votes: 42.54% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 191 Votes: 42.41% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 230 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 874 Votes: 42.56% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1656 Votes: 44.69% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 5919 Votes: 35.07% Annoying