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Don Larsen congratulates Roy Halladay on his no-hitter

Don Larsen, until Wednesday the only man to pitch a no-hitter in postseason baseball history, offered his congratulations to Roy Halladay, who no-hit the Cincinnati Reds.

"I would congratulate him on a nice day," Larsen, 81, said. "We work pretty hard to do something like this. These things come unexpected a lot of times, but they're welcome. I'll tell you that, and I'm glad I was a part of mine."

Larsen, who unlike the 1972 Miami Dolphins has not popped a cork at the first hint of every postseason hit*, pitched a perfect game for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series, so he remains the only man to throw a perfect game in postseason play. Larsen said he was as surprised by his performance as anyone.

"Not really. I felt good," said Larsen, a two-time World Series champion. "It was a nice, beautiful day in the World Series. It worked out pretty nice. I never had a bit of control in all my life. And [having it] was probably the secret of my success that day."

*from my friend Nancy Matt

By Cindy Boren  | October 7, 2010; 2:25 PM ET
 
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