Vin Scully's one fault: He didn't like Sandy Koufax's Dodgers tryout because he was too tan
For all his strengths though, there is one thing he doesn't appear to have the talents for: Scouting. With Sandy Koufax in attendance on Saturday during the Rockies-Dodgers game, Scully told the tale of seeing the future Dodger great for the first time.
Watching the left-hander during his tryout with the Dodgers, Scully said:
He wasn't swayed after watching him work in the bullpen. Thinking that his fastball and curve weren't much better than the pitches Scully had seen in his amateur career, he thought, "Well, he's just a fella who they're taking a look at. He spends his time at the beach. And that'll be that and I'll probably never see him again."
Fortunately, Scully wasn't a scout for the Dodgers, otherwise the greatest pitcher in Dodgers history may never have made the team. And Scully never would have called his perfect game.