What's My Line?

Season 8 Episode 6


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Oct 07, 1956 on CBS

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  • Sal Maglie and Baseball History

    This is a rather remarkable piece of baseball history. The first guest of the evening is Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Sal Maglie. He is appearing the day before he is scheduled to pitch in the 1956 World Series, which featured a contest between the Yankees and the Dodgers. While important because this is baseball\'s championship series, there is a special significance. On the show Maglie talks about the fact that he will try to do well, and receives well wishes from the panel. While Maglie did pitch effectively the next day, October 8, 1956, he was to be remembered as only a minor player on a grand stage. On that October afternoon in 1956 there took place probably the most famous game in Major League Baseball history. On that day, a then little known Yankees\' pitcher, named Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game ever thrown in the World Series or for that matter any post season contest in the more than 100 years of baseball championship contests. Maglie was the guest on WML? because he was a star, but it was the then unknown Larsen who would go down in sports history, though prior to that day and subsequent to it, he would know no other significant days of excellence. Poor Sal Maglie, he was probably thrilled and excited to be given national television exposure, but despite doing his job very well the next day, it was the far, far less talented Larsen who would go down in history and be destined to appear on numerous television shows in the coming weeks and months.