Listen to Vin Scully tell a classic story about a no-hitter in 1952
During what looks like a photo shoot ahead of what will be his final home opener on Tuesday, the living legend told the folks gathered around a story about starting pitcher Carl Erskine in 1952. Watch courtesy SportsNetLA:
That game was played on June 19 at Ebbets Field against the Chicago Cubs when the Dodgers were still in Brooklyn. Erskine nearly threw a perfect game but issued one free pass.
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An article by Bob Hurte for the Society for American Baseball Research sheds more light on that base-on-balls and a game of bridge the players used to kill time during a rain delay (condensed):
If the game were played today, Erskine may have been pulled after the delay and the pitching left to a reliever. Scully has witnessed such an evolution.