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Voices -- Vin Scully replays 1956 game

January 14, 2009 |  1:00 pm

Photograph courtesy of the Dodgers

Vin Scully and Walter O'Malley during a game televised in New York. Note the carton of Lucky Strikes.

Scully pulls up his own chair

Dodgers announcer watches a replay of his broadcast of Larsen's World Series perfect game and offers a review.

By Diane Pucin

January 14, 2009
Vin Scully recently watched the MLB Network replay of the perfect game pitched by Don Larsen for the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series. He watched and he listened.

He listened to Mel Allen call the first half of the game and then listened to himself, an earnest and eager 28-year-old, call the second half.

What did Scully notice about that broadcast? People have asked that a lot since the rebroadcast was aired Jan. 1 on the new MLB Network. Because the game re-airs today at 11 a.m., it's appropriate to listen to what Scully thinks now of that game and what he thought then.

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