Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fifty Yrs. Ago In L.A.:
Somebody's Perfect

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Fifty years ago today, Sandy Koufax pitched the only perfect game in the history of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The game itself is a milestone of the sport — the only game where just two batters, total, reached base, and voted the best game ever pitched by the Society for American Baseball Research.
Last three outs:
And a thing about Vin Scully from a wk. or so ago.

Scully's wrapping up his 66th season as a Dodger broadcaster. Hell of a factoid:
Scully joined the Dodgers team in 1950 when the club was located in Brooklyn.

Scully received the Ford Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 and also received a Life Achievement Emmy Award for sportscasting, as well as an induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.

Just last week Scully was quoted as saying he was unsure if he would return for his record 67th season.

Scully is 87 years old.

The Dodgers have played 66 seasons prior to Scully’s arrival, and 66 seasons since he began working with the Dodgers.

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