MLB Network debuts a new series on Monday night, The Sounds of Baseball, featuring great moments and iconic calls from baseball’s best broadcasters. Fittingly, the first episode highlights Vin Scully.
The episode is two hours long, and is hosted by Bob Costas and Tom Verducci, who will provide interludes in between the clips. It airs at 5 p.m. PT Monday, and will be replayed at 9 p.m.
Scully called major league baseball for 67 years, so there are a plethora of highlights to choose from. Here are some of the clips included in this episode:
- Don Drysdale breaking the consecutive scoreless inning record (1968), which happened 52 years ago today
- Kirk Gibson’s home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series
- A “skirmish on the field” between the Giants and Dodgers at the Coliseum (presumably a long argument in 1959 over a disputed Willie Mays drive that was called a ground rule double)
- Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series
- Sandy Koufax’s perfect game (1965)
- Hank Aaron’s 715th home run (1974)
In addition to the calls in this episode, MLB Network will air on Monday a trio of Dodgers games called by Scully — Hideo Nomo’s no-hitter at Coors Field (9 a.m. PT), Game 6 of the 1985 NLCS (11 a.m.), and Kershaw’s no-hitter (1 p.m.), the latter one of 21 no-hitters called by Scully in his career.
Future episodes of ‘The Sounds of Baseball’ will highlight Jack Buck and Bob Uecker.
Monday MLB Network schedule
- 9 a.m. — Hideo Nomo’s no-hitter at Coors Field
- 11 a.m. — 1985 NLCS, Game 6
- 1 p.m. — Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter
- 5 p.m. — The Sounds of Baseball: Vin Scully
- 9 p.m. — The Sounds of Baseball: Vin Scully