Governale's uncle, 14 at the time of the 1962 Dodgers-Mets game, was tinkering with a reel-to-reel machine when he decided to record the game from the radio.
"I think he could kind of sense history in the making listening to the Dodgers game," Governale says.
Governale discovered the tape in 1990, when his grandfather died.
"My grandmother had a box that she found, I think in the garage, of several old reel-to-reel tapes," Governale says. "I saw one of the boxes... and there was a newspaper clipping on it. It says, 'Koufax No-Hitter.'"
"I saw it and it piqued my curiosity and I thought, 'Wow!'
He thought about selling it, "but I have so much respect for Vin Scully that I thought, I've really got to get this into Vinnie's hands."
Governale hasn't met Scully yet. "I'm just like any other probably normal fan. I look upon Vin Scully as just this regal, incredible human being with a great voice. When I do finally get the chance to meet him, I'll be at a loss for words."
Langill says listening to Scully call the game's final pitch now shows what has made him such a special voice in baseball.
"In that moment, the next batter coming to the plate ... he could've whistled a single to center field and broken everyone's heart. And Vin Scully is able to, in that moment, keep his cool but keep us also on the edge of our seat, wondering if Koufax is going to get that last out."