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Scully Revists Larsen Game

If you are a Dodgers fan, or someone who grew up listening to Vin Scully call the Game of the Week on Saturday afternoons, or just someone who appreciates baseball history, this piece by Diane Pucin, talking to Scully about his call of the Larsen game, might be worth a read.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  January 14, 2009; 2:00 PM ET
 
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Thanks for the link, Tracee.

Watching the film of that game has been one of the highlights of the young MLB Network, IMO. I thought that Allen and Scully built tension well without uttering the fateful words. Although there weren't many crowd shots, those shots that they did have along with the crowd noise gave a good feel for the excitement and tension, I thought.

The commercials were a hoot, too, and now I want one of those vest pocket baseball encyclopedias. I also thought it was interesting that Joe E. Brown, who had a famous closing film line involving perfection, was featured in a commercial late in the game (but then I'm weird that way).

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | January 14, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, Tracee.
I did grow up listening to Vin (in LA, starting in 1958) as my first voice of baseball. You can hear him do the first 3 innings (I think) of Dodger games as a single radio voice on XM, which I recommend to anyone.

Posted by: utec | January 15, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

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