May 16, 1954. Memorial Stadium in Baltimore was packed for the Sunday afternoon doubleheader between the Orioles and the Yankees. Don Larsen went the distance for the Birds in the second game to garner his first win of the season, holding the Yankees to three hits in a well-pitched 6-2 victory.
Maybe the New York powers-that-be
recalled that victory when they later acquired Larsen in a 17-player off-season
trade. Win or lose, the Baltimore fans were excited to be watching Major League
baseball in their new stadium.