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Vin Scully stays up to date with his no-hitter calls
Vin Scully stays up to date with his no-hitter calls

The sense of drama, and of the precise words to describe it, distinguishes Vin Scully from his peers. If only we were as precise with our language as Scully is with his. He truly has no peer. For all the accolades over all the decades, he has changed with the times. He is not calling no-hitters the way he always has. That is a preposterous sentence for anyone except Scully. He has called 19 no-hitters — the first in 1950, the most recent Wednesday. We paid homage to Scully's call of Sandy Koufax's 1965 perfect game by using it as the model for our account of Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter in Thursday's Times. But the elements that made the Koufax call so famous...

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