On this day in 1950, the Brooklyn Dodgers added a 22-year old redhead from Fordham to their broadcast booth, joining Red Barber and Connie Desmond. At that time, as noted by the Dodgers, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon, a postage stamp was three cents, and the minimum wage was 75 cents per hour.
Now, 62 years later, that redhead, Vin Scully, is still announcing games, much to the delight of Dodgers fans everywhere. In August 2010, MLB Network produced a Prime 9 on Scully's greatest calls:
- The 33 RBI combined from Andre Ethier (17) and Matt Kemp (16) are tied for the second-most in MLB history through 11 games, with Lou Gehrig (20) and Tony Lazzeri (13) of the 1927 Yankees, per STATS LLC. The tandem with the most RBI though 11 games were those same 1927 Yankees, with Bob Meusel (14) and Gehrig.
- Chris Capuano, who made an All-Star team as a Brewer in 2006, makes his third start against his old team since leaving Milwaukee. He allowed seven runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision in New York, and allowed one run in six innings in a win in Milwaukee last season.
- Since joining the Brewers, Zack Greinke has made 18 starts at Miller Park, including the playoffs, and Milwaukee has won all 18 games. Greinke is 13-0 during that span with a 3.42 ERA, with 24 walks and 139 strikeouts in 113 innings.
Game Time: 5:10 p.m.
TV: Prime Ticket