Category Archives: Los Angeles Dodgers

Vin Scully announces his return as only he can

One of the greatest ever announced his return to return in 2012.

Vin Scully will his 63rd season as the broadcaster of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has had the gig since they played in Brooklyn. This news comes just days after it was reported that the Dodgers were asking season ticket holders to evaluate Vin Scully.

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Vin Scully I Saw It on the Radio (A Tribute Book)

“Rarest of rare”

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully referred to is as the “Rarest of rare” in the top of the 9th with 2 outs. Why such a distinction? The Angels as a pitching staff were pitching a no-hitter. Weaver went 6 innings before being pulled for a pinch hitter in the 7th having thrown 97 pitches. Arredondo came in and pitched 2 more no-hit innings. This led to the 9th inning as the Angles were down 1-0 not having allowed a hit all game. Here is how the 9th went:

– T. Hunter struck out swinging
– C. Kotchman grounded out to second
– H. Kendrick doubled to left
– M. Napoli walked
– R. Willits hit for J. Arredondo
– R. Willits struck out swinging

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
LA Angels 0, LA Dodgers 1

“Rarest of rare” indeed. I have never seen anything like this. I believe this is the 4th or 5th this has happened in MLB history. I’ll list the other ones as soon as I can find it. If someone else finds it first please post it here with a link. Thanks.