Wednesday, December 27, 2006

'62 L.A. Dodgers

A good friend from my parish, Jimmy Governale, emailed me the other day. If you're in the LA area you may be familiar with his voice. He is the morning show on KKLA 99.5, an L.A. Christian radio station. Jimmy-G to his on-the-air friends and listeners.

Jimmy was recently in the news (L.A Times - He uncovers a rare gem and shares it with the artist ). Jimmy uncovered a rare recording his uncle, Dave Fantz made, who was 14 years old at the time. The "recording is of word-painter extraordinaire Vin Scully's over-the-air description of the final inning of the Dodgers' 5-0 victory over the New York Mets on June 30, 1962, at Dodger Stadium, the only known surviving audio account of the first of Sandy Koufax's four no-hitters."

Jimmy cleaned up the old recording and could have easily made a nice profit on eBay, however his good christian heart lead him in another direction.

"It was a real special recording and one of the first things that came to my mind was, 'I really want Vin Scully to hear this,' " he said. "In the back of my mind, I thought, 'One of these days I've got to mail this to Vin Scully.' " But he didn't realize it was a rarity until about five years ago, when he contacted Cooperstown and was told the Hall of Fame did not have a copy....

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