Koufax’s 1st no hitter

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The Dodgers received a rare Christmas gift from a fan: a digitized recording of Vin Scully calling the final inning of Sandy Koufax’s first no-hitter, a 5-0 win over the Mets on June 30, 1962.

From The Los Angeles Times:

No commercial video recordings of Koufax’s no-hitters are known to exist, and no audio accounts of his second and third no-hitters have surfaced.

Scully’s poetic description of the final half-inning of the great left-hander’s perfect game against the Chicago Cubs in 1965 was preserved only because Scully phoned the radio station in the eighth inning and suggested that it record the ninth.

“This is really, truly a gift he’s giving to the club,” team historian Mark Langill said. “The magnitude of this is monumental, historically and emotionally.”

Listen to the bottom of the ninth inning called by Vin Scully.

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