Don Larsen pitched the first postseason no-hitter ever in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series for the Yankees. That task has never been matched in the playoffs or World Series since.
In Game 3 of the 2021 World Series, Ian Anderson was through 5 hitless prior to he was pulled by manager Brian Snitker, rather than allowed to go through the lineup for a third time.
Atlanta Braves beginning pitcher Ian Anderson on the planet Series. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports).
MLB Twitter roasts Brian Snitker for pulling Ian Anderson with a no-hitter in Game 3 by Mark Powell.
One of the most difficult tasks in baseball is to toss a no-hitter. Has anyone ever done it on the biggest stage on the planet Series?
In a 2021 season filled with early no-hitters, it would be fitting if a pitcher managed to serve up that kind of domination in the postseason, particularly the World Series.
Has it ever been done in MLB history?
The number of no-hitters in World Series history?
Don Larsen pitched the first postseason no-hitter ever in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series for the Yankees. Not just that, it was a Perfect Game on short rest. That accomplishment has actually never been matched in the playoffs or World Series given that.
In truth, there has actually only ever been one other postseason no-hitter. Roy Halladay completed that a person in the NLDS for the Phillies.
In Game 3 of the 2021 World Series, Ian Anderson was through five hitless before he was pulled by supervisor Brian Snitker, rather than allowed to go through the lineup for a third time. He was changed by relief pitcher A.J. Minter. It was a bold move by the Braves, but one sustained by analytics and modern-day pitching.
It begs the concern, however: Will any pitcher come close to Larsens heroics once again? 1956 was a long period of time back, and a various age of pitching.