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Photo courtesy of Tom KeefeMichigan City native Don Larsen is shown with personal assistant Tom Keefe. The men met at an Eddie Gaedel Society gathering in 2016 and have become close friends. Keefe is the founder and president of the organization and Larsen was inducted into its hall of fame in Aug. 2019.

Baseball was where Don Larsen attained fame, but it wasn’t even the best sport for the multi-talented athlete who grew up in Michigan City.

“I was a lot better at basketball than I was baseball,” Larsen said recently from his home in Haden Lake, Idaho. “Indiana’s a basketball state and I was going to play basketball in college but I talked myself out of it.”

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