Daily Trivia – 10/20/11

Question: Who sat beside Vin Scully in the broadcast booth for the last time during the 1988 World Series?

Last Question: What movie opened with the Yogi Berra quote: “In baseball, you don’t know nothing”?

Answer: Bull Durham

Bull Durham is many people’s favorite baseball movie of all time. The 1988 movie grossed $50 million on a $9 million budget, so it was a commercial success as well as a critical success. Kevin Costner, back in the days when he was in good movies, played “Crash” Davis, a veteran catcher brought in to teach rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) about the game in preparation for reaching the Major Leagues.

Here is one of my favorite scenes of the movie:

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2 thoughts on “Daily Trivia – 10/20/11”

  1. Joe Garagiola?

    Last year, during one of those free preview weeks where you get all the major league games on TV, I heard Joe calling a Diamondbacks game. Blew me away for a second, because I didn’t realize he was still around. Apparently he was filling in for the regular commentator and I just happened to catch that particular game.

    Also, when you get the free MLB previews, you can still hear Vin Scully. He doesn’t travel much, but at least during Dodger home games, he’s calling the game all by himself. No commentators to help him out, and he’s as sharp as ever. Just astounding.

    While I like parts of the movie, including the scene you showed, I can’t say that Bull Durham is my favorite baseball movie. I liked For Love Of The Game better.

    1. You got it! And I agree with you about Bull Durham. There are other baseball movies that are better. I do like this one better than The Natural though. I also liked For Love Of The Game. That was underrated.

      I have a quick Vin Scully story. I don’t know if I mentioned on this site that I served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After the war, we sailed back to Oakland. When we got close to California, it was night (maybe 8 or 9 o’clock). We just floated around off the coast so that we could sail under the Golden Gate Bridge with great fanfare in the morning. While we were floating around, somebody had a radio, and we got the Dodgers on the radio, with – you guessed it – Vin Scully announcing. Ahh, we were back home, listening to our National Pastime by a legendary announcer! There was nothing better (until the next morning, anyway).

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