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Fifty years later, Larsen's life still close to perfect

Updated: October 23, 2006, 5:34 PM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN.com

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The medium rare steak and the Manhattan are on the way, a ballplayer's supper. Don Larsen, his hair whitened by 77 years of living, settles into his chair.

Another World Series has rolled around, hay-making time for a man whose entire reputation was forged one October afternoon. This year, he was in Iowa the day of the first game, going to a signing at his friend Bob Feller's museum in Van Meter. The stories are flying around the chophouse table, when Feller turns to Larsen ...

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