American sportscaster. This article is about the sports announcer. For articles about persons with a similar name, see Vincent Scully (disambiguation). Scully in March 2008. The ceremony included speeches by Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred, Sandy Koufax, Clayton Kershaw, Mayor Eric Garcetti, the team's Spanish play-by-play man Jaime Jarrín, Kevin Costner, and Scully himself
this week is the anniversary of Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale's infamous holdout prior to the start of the 1966 season. They both worked collectively to demand higher salaries, and as you can imagine their gambit caused quite a stir. Heck, even Milton Berle got in on the act. Featured above is a publicity photo from an old show called Hollywood Palace, a Saturday night variety show, and featured are the famous Dodgers duo giving Milton the stink-eye.
And Sandy Koufax, whose name will always remind you of strikeouts, did it with a flurry. He struck out the last six consecutive batters. 24: Vin Scully talks to the media during a press conference before the game. Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Spor.
Vin Scully is great at many things. Announcing baseball games, for one. Presenting histories of things like beards that the history books have ignored. Being worthy of an actual street. For all his strengths though, there is one thing he doesn't appear to have the talents for: Scouting. With Sandy Koufax in attendance on Saturday during the Rockies-Dodgers game, Scully told the tale of seeing the future Dodger great for the first time. Watching the left-hander during his tryout with the Dodgers, Scully said: "I went down to the clubhouse.
Vin Scully knows more about baseball than most, having seen almost everything during his legendary 67-year career as the voice of the Dodgers. That's not to say he doesn't make a mistake now and then. During Saturday's Dodgers-Rockies broadcast, the 88-year-old announcer recalled Sandy Koufax's tryout with the Dodgers in 1954- and how Scully thought the then-unknown lefty had no shot of making the major leagues. I went down to the clubhouse. I walked in and I saw the fella (Koufax) who was going to try out," Scully said, via ML. om . It gets worse: Scully then watched 19-year-old Koufax take the mound in the bullpen. After not being impressed with his fastball or curveball, Scully remembered thinking, "Well, he's just a fella who they're taking a look at. He spends his time at the beach. And that'll be that and I'll probably never see him again.
Bats: Right, Throws: Left. 6-2, 210lb (188cm, 95kg). More Sandy Koufax Pages at Baseball Reference.
When Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax threw his first no-hitter in 1962, the team didn't preserve legendary announcer Vin Scully's broadcast of the game. But a rare recording has surfaced, opening a window on the excitement of that night. Recorded History: Vin Scully Calls a Koufax Milestone When Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax threw his first no-hitter in 1962, the team didn't preserve legendary announcer Vin Scully's broadcast of the game. Recorded History: Vin Scully Calls a Koufax Milestone.
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