Today’s Anniversary: Don Larsen’s Perfect Game

It's October 8, and on this day in 1956, Don Larsen pitched a perfect game in the World Series.  To this day, it's the only perfect game in the history of the World Series and one of only 21 perfect games ever pitched in the nearly 150-year history of Major League Baseball.  You might think that only baseball's elite pitchers toss perfect games, but that's not the case.  A look at the 21 men who have retired all 27 batters in order without letting a single one reach base finds a mix of All-Stars and journeymen and Hall of Famers and others, who like Larsen, had career records below .500, yet for one very special day, all of them achieved perfection.  We hope that American School students strive for perfection on every exam they attempt.  We know that's not always possible, but we want to give you every available resource you need in order to do your best.  Our exams are designed to be taken open book, so you can use your textbook, study guide and help sheets and other resources in the Online Student Center while you work.  Our instructors also want to help you achieve perfection.  They'll write constructive comments when they grade your exams so that you can do better on your next exam, and they are available to answer questions via phone and email if you use the contact information posted in the Online Student Center.  Whether you're an A student or find learning difficult, don't give up the pursuit of perfection.  We'll do everything we can to help you get there as you work toward your accredited high school diploma from American School! 

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