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Ron Madden
05-08-2012, 02:32 AM
I've posted this before, thought I'd post it again for those members who never had a chance to hear it. Great PBP in my opinion.

Vin Scully calling the 9TH inning of Sandy Koufax perfect game in 1965.


http://archive.org/details/VinScullyCallsThe9thInningOfSandyKoufaxsPerfectGam e

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757690
05-08-2012, 03:08 AM
In the offseason, when I have the blues, I listen to this to cheer me up. It always works.

I could listen to Vin Scully everyday, and never get bored. A once in a lifetime voice and personality.

Thanks :thumbup:

Ron Madden
05-08-2012, 04:04 AM
In the offseason, when I have the blues, I listen to this to cheer me up. It always works.

I could listen to Vin Scully everyday, and never get bored. A once in a lifetime voice and personality.

Thanks :thumbup:


I've done the same thing while missing baseball on cold winter nights.

:thumbup:

RedlegJake
05-08-2012, 10:19 AM
Wish I could find some old Waite Hoyt during rain delays telling his stories like he used to in the 60s during Reds games...

Dan
05-08-2012, 10:33 AM
Last year when MLB Network was doing their 20 Greatest Games thing, game 6 from 1986 was #3. The broadcasters were Scully and Garagiola (a HOF broadcaster in his own right). Garagiola did the best thing he could do during the historic Mets rally, and just shut up and let Scully do his thing. I think Garagiola said about 5 words during that inning.

To me, it's like The Three Tenors...yeah, you could tell Domingo and Carreras were world-class opera voices, and then Pavoratti comes on and blows them away. Scully is the greatest.

So who are the top-5 greatest broadcasters?

My list:
1. Scully
2. Mel Allen
3. Jon Miller
4. Ernie Harwell
5. Red Barber

cumberlandreds
05-08-2012, 11:42 AM
Wish I could find some old Waite Hoyt during rain delays telling his stories like he used to in the 60s during Reds games...

If you ever find any let me know. I didn't get a chance to hear Hoyt as he was just before my time as a Reds fan. I would love to hear his stories.

Scully's the best I have ever heard. My top three:

Scully
Harwell
Garagiola

I just got a 4 volume CD set of Ernie Harwell from MLB.com. I haven't had a chance to listen to much of it yet but I'm sure it will be terrific.

dabvu2498
05-08-2012, 12:14 PM
Scully told a story last night about ice skating with Jackie Robinson.

Sea Ray
05-08-2012, 02:58 PM
Vin Scully is the best and I'm thrilled that he's still broadcasting, treating us to another year. This thread reminds me that I need to get my Extra Innings package for this year...

_Sir_Charles_
05-08-2012, 07:34 PM
Thanks for posting this. I'd never heard that before. That was a thing of beauty. The only part about that call that I was disappointed with (mildly) was that after he struck out the last guy, Scully just went quiet for quite a while so we could hear the crowd I'm assuming. A bit of description on what the team was doing to Koufax would've been nice there.

I know many here don't care for Marty, but when he's actually doing PBP...I love listening to him too. And there aren't many guys who make better homerun calls than Marty.

Cedric
05-08-2012, 09:17 PM
Wish I could find some old Waite Hoyt during rain delays telling his stories like he used to in the 60s during Reds games...

My uncle gave me a cassette about ten years ago with a bunch of games where Waite Hoyt was announcing. I still have them and haven't even had the time to listen to them yet.

Chip R
05-08-2012, 10:47 PM
Wish I could find some old Waite Hoyt during rain delays telling his stories like he used to in the 60s during Reds games...


If you ever find any let me know. I didn't get a chance to hear Hoyt as he was just before my time as a Reds fan. I would love to hear his stories.



I think I can help you guys out. I checked out The Best of Waite Hoyt In the Rain tape from the library and burned it onto CDs.

TOBTTReds
05-08-2012, 10:53 PM
You can catch history right now on MLB Network. Scully announcing a live game right now.

redsmetz
05-09-2012, 07:30 AM
Thanks for posting this. I'd never heard that before. That was a thing of beauty. The only part about that call that I was disappointed with (mildly) was that after he struck out the last guy, Scully just went quiet for quite a while so we could hear the crowd I'm assuming. A bit of description on what the team was doing to Koufax would've been nice there.

I know many here don't care for Marty, but when he's actually doing PBP...I love listening to him too. And there aren't many guys who make better homerun calls than Marty.

I think I'll respectfully disagree. It's a trait that Scully learned from Red Barber. It was Barber's belief that some times required the listener to just take in the crowd and their noise. I think too often anymore we're used to sound filling voids (and my wife chastises me on this regularly, my lack of empty sound space).

I know I've shared this about this broadcast, but it's featured in various printed baseball anthologies, and it just reads beautifully. When I searched the web for the transcript, I didn't readily find it, but here's what someone wrote about Scully's own Perfect Announcing:

Scully's call was, and still is, the best piece of baseball writing I've ever seen.

It's like a short story. with tension, rising and falling drama, great turns of phrase. AND IT CAME OFF THE TOP OF HIS HEAD,, at a moment when, like the man whose feat he was describing, he knew he had to be at the top of his game.

There's not a single misstep. Scully never once fumbles for a word, makes a false start or trips over himself. And unlike today's announcers, he knows exactly when not to speak. His 38 seconds of silence after the last strike to Kuenn -- his restraint in letting the crowd noise punctuate the event -- is broadcasting brilliance.

It's a masterpiece.

Ron Madden
05-09-2012, 01:00 PM
I agree with redsmetz, Vin did a perfect job calling a perfect game.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 01:11 PM
I agree that there's a time and place for silence and letting the event describe itself. And that was certainly a good place for it, but without pictures either the listener has to fill in all the voids himself. Just a small "and the team mobs Koufax on the mound as the crowd goes nuts" and THEN silence. I don't see anything wrong with constructive criticism. It was great, but not perfect IMO.

Always Red
05-09-2012, 01:35 PM
I think I can help you guys out. I checked out The Best of Waite Hoyt In the Rain tape from the library and burned it onto CDs.

http://www.mfooz.com/bblog/wp-content/uploads/hoyt400.jpg

A note on the Burger beer: Waite Hoyt was a member of AA for over 40 years; he said on more than one occasion that had he been sober during his playing days he should have won over 300 games. Somehow, he still made it to the HoF.

My dad and grandfather LOVED Waite Hoyt; he was a little before my time and I never heard him do PBP on the radio, but do remember him doing interviews and personal stories on Reds telecasts (the few there were) back in the 70's.