Yankees catcher Yogi Berra leaps into the arms of pitcher Don Larsen after Larsen struck out the last Dodgers batter to complete his perfect game during the Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.
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New York (AL) 4, Brooklyn (NL) 3

Game Scores:
BRO 6, NYY 3 @ BRO
BRO 13, NYY 8 @ BRO
NYY 5, BRO 3 @ NYY
NYY 6, BRO 2 @ NYY
NYY 2, BRO 0 @ NYY
BRO 1, NYY 0 @ BRO
NYY 9, BRO 0 @ BRO
Don Larsen

Why the Yankees won: They clubbed 12 home runs, getting three apiece from Yogi Berra (10 RBIs, 1.248 OPS) and Mickey Mantle (1.067 OPS).

Why the Dodgers lost: They copied the Yankees' script from 1955, winning the first two at home and dropping the next three on the road. Yankees HRs, led by Enos Slaughter's three-run shot in Game 3, proved fatal.

Memorable moment: Don Larsen's perfect game in Game 5 still stands as the greatest game ever pitched.

Key stat: 5. The number of complete games thrown consecutively by Yankees pitches (Games 3-7).