Thursday, August 09, 2012

An Analysis of the Perfect Broadcast

I want one of these.
On September 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax threw a perfect game for the Dodgers in Los Angeles against the Cubs.  Koufax was as perfect as a pitcher can be, striking out 14 - that last six in a row - as the former Bums beat the Cubs 1-0.

But he wasn't the only one who was perfect.  Up in the broadcast booth, with no TV that night, Vin Scully crafted a broadcast so incredible that the ninth inning has been transcribed (and a teacher at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting uses it in his lessons).

TJ Simers from the LA Times sat down with Scully to discuss it.

If you've never heard it...listen.  Wow.

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