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October 14, 2012
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1956 | President Eisenhower throws out the 1st pitch on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium (Sports Illustrated)

On October 8, 1956 Don Larsen pitched a perfect game in a pivotal game 5 of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.  The accomplishment was so momentous that it elicited a letter of congratulations from President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Dear Mr. Larsen,

It is a noteworthy event when anybody achieves perfection in anything.  It has been so long since anyone pitched a perfect big league game that I have to go back to my generation of ballplayers to recall such a thing–and that is truly a long time ago.

This note brings you my very sincere congratulations on a memorable feat, one that will inspire pitchers for a long time to come.  With best wishes,

Sincerely,

Dwight D. Eisenhower

President of the United States

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