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Bostons Mel Parnell tossed a no hitter against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park on July 14. The 4 to 0 win was the first no hitter for the Red Sox since 1923.

Don Larsen of the New York Yankees threw 97 pitches for the only perfect game in World Series history defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 in Game 5 of the World Series.

On May 2, 25 Giants and 23 Cubs took part in a 17 inning game setting a Major League record for the most player appearances in a single game. the Yankee eventually defeated the Cubs 6-5 as both teams combined to intentionally walk 11 batters another Major League record.



Losing 13-6 to the St. Louis Cardinals on July 21s, the Dodgers' Junior Gilliam made 12 assists at second base to set a Major League record. Also team captain Pee Wee Reese tallied his 2,000 Major League hit to become one of only five players to reach this mark.