I always remember Braves Field and a weekday radio broadcast I heard Red Barber do from there when the Dodgers got a final out in an inning just as a severe rain storm rendered the field unplayable.
The game became official (I think it was eight innings) and I've heard Scully describe it as the greatest play/play performance he ever heard. Barber had been tracking the storm, as he did the game, and as it came towards the stadium and finally arrived over the left field stands, the final batter (I want to say Sam Jethroe) grounded out to end the inning.
I remember trying to describe the game to my dad when he came home from work that night and, after about five minutes, realizing I wasn't coming any where close to the drama and suspense that Barber had achieved and I finally just said "the Dodgers won, it was an official game."
That was probably the first time I really had appreciation for just how good an announcer Red Barber was and how easy and effortless he made a difficult job sound.
After 1957, it seemed like we would never laugh again. Of course, we did. Its just that we were never young again.