Jerry Doggett Calls the Plays
June 6, 2009 | 10:00 am
Photograph by Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times
Aug. 25, 1983: Jerry Doggett in the broadcasting booth. He did not want to be photographed calling a game.
"This year without a doubt has been one of the most wonderful years of our lives," Doggett wrote in The Times' radio column about living in California. Doggett was pinch-hitting for the vacationing Don Page.
Generations of baseball fans who grew up in Southern California can remember games or calls made by Scully. Not so much with Doggett, who gave Scully a break of two during the game in a solid if unremarkable manner.
"He never complained about not getting more of the limelight, he never showed any ego or any of that baloney. Jerry Doggett was just a terrific guy and I will miss him forever," Scully told The Times' Larry Stewart when Doggett died at age 80 in 1997.
Here's a rarity--the ninth inning of a Dodger no-hitter not called by Scully. Doggett did the play-by-play for Sal Maglie's gem in 1956. Scully was also on the broadcast and wrapped up the game.
[Gosh, look who picked up a photo from the Daily MIrror! Mr. Doug Miles--lrh]