Ron Kaplan has a nice write up on Vin Scully and his appearance on NPR’s "All Things Considered."
I have to admit I am getting mellow in my middle age. Reading Scully’s account of where he was when Thomson his his Shot made me feel for the Dodgers and their fans (of course it helps we have two recent World Series trophies).
And when he talked about seeing Branca spread eagle in the Dodgers dressing room, I recalled Arnold Hano talking about it in his bio on Mays.
Mays still didn’t believe it and still didn’t move from the on-deck circle, next man up. Then he saw Branca’s big number 13 trudging despondently, headed for the centerfield dressing roon where Branca would finally sit, head down, and cry. Then Mays believed it.
So there you are, Mays and Scully, two rookies with the best seats in the house, before and after Thomson’s home run, maybe the ultimate walk off hit.