Teams: St. Louis Blues (1953), Baltimore Orioles (1954, 1965), New York Yankees (1955-59), Kansas City Athletics (1960-61), Chicago White Sox (1961), San Francisco Giants (1962-64), Houston Astros (1965), Chicago Cubs (1967)
Don Larsen only made six playoff starts, five with the Yankees, and surrendered five runs in four innings in his first postseason outing for New York in Game 4 of the 1955 Fall Classic against the Dodgers.
But he did not allow more than two earned runs in any subsequent playoff appearance, and that stretch was highlighted by his perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, the only perfecto in Fall Classic history, which earned him the MVP of that year’s World Series.
Larsen was mostly the Yankees' No. 2 starter behind Whitey Ford, helping them reach the World Series in four straight years (from 1955 to 1958) and claim a pair of championships.