Trivia Answer

Friday, February 12, 2010

So...the question is, during Don Larsen's perfect game, who was the play-by-play announcer(s)?

Mel Allen
Vin Scully
Ernie Harwell
Allen and Scully
Allen and Harwell

The answer is D.) Mel Allen and Vin Scully. Now some of you might say that's easy becasue one's the Yankees announcer and the other is the Dodgers. However, there was only one broadcast of this game, so they actually split it up! Mel Allen called the first half of the game, then Vin Scully called the second half.

It is also interesting to note that Scully never, NEVER mentioned that Don Larsen was throwing a perfect game. He took a tradition that the players have on the field and brought it into the booth. Now, everytime Michael Kay or Tim McCarver or Joe Morgan mention a perfect game in like the fourth inning people start freaking out. But Scully called more no-hitters and perfect games, and actually did say "perfect game" during Sandy Koufax's perfect game in 1965.

Anyway I digress. Here is Scully introducing the ninth inning of Larsen's perfect game:

"Let’s all take a deep breath as we go to the most dramatic ninth inning in the history of baseball. I’m going to sit back, light up, and hope I don’t chew the cigarette to pieces."

With one out to go:
"Yankee Stadium is shivering in its concrete foundation right now as Larsen pitches to Mitchell."

And the final call:
"Got him! ... for Don Larsen. A no hitter, a perfect game in a World Series ... Never in the history of the game has it ever happened in a World Series ..."And so our hats off to Don Larsen -- no runs, no hits, no errors, no walks, no baserunners. The final score: The Yankees, two runs, five hits and no errors. The Dodgers: No runs, no hits, no errors ... in fact, nothing at all. "This was a day to remember, this was a ballgame to remember and above all, the greatest day in the life of Don Larsen. And the most dramatic and well-pitched ballgame in the history of baseball. ..."Mel, you can put this in your ring and wear it a long time." hear Mel Allen and Vin Scully call the same game. Today we're stuck with Joe Buck and Tim McCarver calling every World Series. Maybe one day that will change...

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