Vin

“As long as you live, keep smiling because it brightens everybody’s day.”
Vin Scully

Vin Scully has broadcast Dodgers games on radio and television since 1950. Vin was born in The Bronx and grew up in upper Manhattan rooting for the Giants. In addition to broadcasting for the Dodgers, Vin called NFL games and golf for CBS. Scully did the play-by-play for Baseball’s Game of the Week on NBC during the 1980’s. Vin Scully was inducted into the Broadcaster’s Wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

After 67 years of broadcasting Dodgers Baseball, Vin Scully has called his final
game. Vin was hired by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950 and moved with the team to Los Angeles prior to the 1958 season. Why is Vin Scully the absolute best? He is extremely bright and very well prepared. Vin is a great storyteller and a terrific play-by-play announcer who paints an excellent word picture.

Vin Scully also is a very nice man. I spoke with him on several occasions years ago, and he could not have been more pleasant. I listened to a number of his broadcasts this season and think that he still excels at age 88. Listening to Vin can brighten your day and put a smile on your face. When you judge an athlete, you look at how great he is at his best (peak value) and his longevity. As a broadcaster, Vin is second to none in both categories.

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2 Responses to Vin

  1. Pete Cava says:

    When I first started following baseball back in the early Fifties, Vin Scully was broadcasting Dodgers games. He was still there when I started high school, graduated college, served in the army, began a career, and raised a family. It seemed like he’d go on forever. I’ll miss him.

  2. Tony Mattera says:

    Nothing lasts forever but Vin Scully came closer than most in his business. He’s a treasured cultural icon.

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