On this day: October 8

Published On: Oct 05 2012 03:42:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Chicago burns, Don Larsen is perfection in the World Series, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, and Martha Stewart reports to prison, all on this day.

OTD October 8 - Don Larsen
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Baseball Digest via Wikimedia Commons

1956: Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series, leading the New York Yankees over the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 in Game 5. The feat was also the first no-hitter in MLB postseason history.


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