Listen to Vin Scully tell a classic story about a no-hitter in 1952

Scully speaks at a dedication ceremony unveiling a street sign of his namesake at the entrance to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on April 11.

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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.

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.

Scully in 1964.