Monday, July 14, 2014

Vin Scully, on Second-Guessers

We don't get TWC at SoSG Worldwide Headquarters, so we apologize for the lack of new Vin transcriptions this season. But we've dipped into the archives (OK, last year's games) to bring you some fresh transcriptions we haven't run yet.

Charlie Dressen.

Vin Scully, from the sixth inning of the Yankees-Dodgers game on July 30, 2013:

We were skimming the cream on some of the World Series between the Dodgers and Yankees. 1953, that was the year of Billy Martin.

Billy Martin had four hits in the first game, he had twelve hits overall, hit .500 in the World Series. Carl Erskine struck out fourteen in a game the Dodgers won at Ebbets Field, but Mantle crushed a grand slam off Russ Meyer, and the Yankees won that one.

I think I told it before. Dodgers were playing the Milwaukee Braves. Bases were loaded, Russ Meyer was the pitcher. Fellow named Harry Hanebrink came up for the Braves and doubled home everybody and the Braves pulled out the game.

Little ground ball, they will get one but that's all. Two out.

Anyway, Charlie Dressen was asked by a Milwaukee writer, "Don't you think you had your outfield playing wrong?"

And Charlie exploded. You can imagine, you'd just given up a game-winning double in a game you think you'd won, and a fellow asks you, Don't you think your outfield was playing wrong.

That year, in 1953, Mickey Mantle came up. They brought in Russ Meyer because he had a good screwball, right? And Mantle took out four rows of seats in the upper deck in center field in Ebbets Field. Grand slam home run. Dodgers lose.

There's a telegram for Charlie Dressen, on his desk. It says i still think you're playing your outfield wrong. Oho! Talk about an arrow to the heart.

Andre Ethier, facing that public enemy number one from Andy Pettitte, the big curveball....


Fred's Brim said...

haha awesome!
thanks, Orel!

If I hear some good Vinny stories, I'll try to get them down for you

Orel said...

That would be awesome, FB!