"That turned out to be a big break," Scully told the Times, "because let's say I did a very, very ordinary job. In Red's mind, 'This kid never mentioned anything about no booth, the cold, nothing.' That made a very ordinary job a little more than that in Red's mind."
Barber was impressed. He gave him the Harvard-Yale game that week, and when Harwell left the Dodgers' broadcasting team to work for the New York Giants, Barber remembered Scully. He was hired as Brooklyn's No. 3 announcer, and broadcast his first Dodgers game the next April. In 1953, at the age of 25, he became the youngest person to broadcast a World Series game, between the Dodgers and New York Yankees.
On Tuesday, the Terps sent Scully a letter of congratulations.
It reads: "Mr. Scully: Congratulations on your legendary career and the celebration of your final broadcast. We are honored to have been a part of your first!" It's signed by Maryland coach DJ Durkin, below which are the game details:
"Maryland 14, Boston U 13
Nov. 29, 1949"
(For more on the game, read the Times retrospective on Scully and this Los Angeles Daily News blog post.)