Sit back and listen to Vin Scully tell a classic tale about Satchel Paige, Whitey Herzog and Bill Veeck
Vin Scully tells great story about Paige and Herzog
Vin Scully, as he does so naturally, graced his listeners with a story during Tuesday's Marlins-Dodgers game. It involved outfielder Whitey Herzog facing off against 50ish-year-old teammate Satchel Paige in a throwing contest for a bottle of bourbon. The two were, of course, playing for a Minor League team run by Bill Veeck. But stop reading this and listen to Vin tell the tale (in different voices!) in the above video. I know nothing.
Side note: Paige went 11-4 with a 1.86 ERA that season for the Triple-A Miami Marlins and didn't retire until about 10 years later.