July 13, 2007

Classic baseball radio

Here's one for the books: under the "Sights and Sounds" section of this page at the Atlanta Braves' MLB.com website is Vin Scully's call of Hank Aaron's 715th home run. You'll remember that Aaron hit it off the Dodgers' Al Downing, which is why Scully broadcast it; he was and remains the Dodgers' broadcasting genius. Why did I think of this? Because of Barry Bonds' assault on Aaron's record, of course. Several of the broadcasters who may be called upon to describe that event gave their thoughts about doing so here.

Anyway, it's 6+ minutes of Vinnie at his best. Have a listen.

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Posted by Linkmeister at July 13, 2007 10:21 AM | TrackBack

Sorry, but Milo Hamilton's call of 715 was better.

However, the best call of any baseball play in history involved the Dodgers. Yep...

"I don't believe what I just saw! I don't BELIEVE what I just saw!" -- Jack Buck, 1988

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 15, 2007 02:05 PM

Vinnie, on Gibson: "The impossible has happened!"

Who was Hamilton working for then? The Braves?

Posted by: Linkmeister at July 15, 2007 02:18 PM

I used to listen to Vince Scully call the Dodger games with my grandpa so I feel like he's practically part of our family. He's got that voice...the sort that you can hear and id within a nanosecond!

I want Hank Aaron's record to hold!!!!

Posted by: Karan at July 16, 2007 01:59 PM