Some months back I wrote about Tom Browning's 1988 perfect game vs. the Dodgers as part of a series of posts on perfect games I was doing on a blog I have. A bit later I received a comment from one fan who, at age 9, was with his grandad watching his first MLB game on that September 16. Thanks to a long rain delay, he got to edge down near the dugout by game's end. I thought I'd contribute an offseason diversion by asking if anyone else here went to the game or remembers hearing it on the radio. There's a short clip of the end of the game on YouTube, but apparently it wasn't broadcast on tv. When I posted an article on Bleacher Report for the 21st anniversary of the game, a fan named Ilya Harrell described his memory:
Lucky the kid was at the game because it wasn't televised by either the Reds or the Dodgers. We had a huge satellite dish at the time. I was watching another game, ticked that my Reds weren't on. I heard Browny was tossing a perfecto, and scrambled to find it on the Dodgers' network . . . no dice.
I did rush upstairs to listen to the last couple of innings and heard Marty's call on the radio. In a way it was almost better. But I sure would have liked seeing it from start to finish.
Notice that the only video highlights you ever see of the game are obviously not a T.V. game.