Vin Scully
American sportscaster
Vin Scully
Vincent Edward "Vin" Scully is an American sportscaster, best known as the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team on Prime Ticket, KCAL television, and KLAC radio, ever since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1957.
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Beverly Hills: State of the City -- When Mindless Densification is Not the Solution
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The following article is adapted from my "State of the City" address which I gave to the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce in October of 2016. In Martin Buber's collection, the "Tales of the Hasidim," he relates the tale of Rabbi Zusya. Before his death, Rabbi Zusya said, "In the coming world, if they shall ask me 'Why were you not Moses,' I shall have an answer. But if they ask me, 'Why were you not Zusya?' I will be left with no reply." We have heard from our Supreme Court and from some politicians that "Corporations are people, my friend." I couldn't disagree with this more. It's a ridiculous proposition, just as ridiculous as the notion that "money is speech." And until we get rid of two of the worst Supreme Court rulings since the Dred Scott decision, money will continue to pollute and corrupt our political system in every manner imaginable. In the New Testament, Timothy 6:10, we hear that "For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil." Sadly, these words ...
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For L.A. sports fans, a year of unbelievable moments
LATimes - 2 months
Amid a constantly changing landscape of championships and collapses, greatness and silliness, heroes and fools, there were always three things that Los Angeles sports fans could trust. Vin Scully on the television, Kobe Bryant on the court, and the NFL somewhere else.  All of which makes 2016 one...
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Video: President Obama's speech honoring Vin Scully
LATimes - 3 months
It was a very pleasant afternoon at the White House on Tuesday, when President Obama presented Vin Scully with the nation’s highest civilian honor. Scully, who retired last month after 67 years as the voice of the Dodgers, sat between Diana Ross and Bruce Springsteen during the ceremony. In all,...
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Presidential Medal of Freedom going to Scully, Abdul-Jabbar, MJ
ABC News - 3 months
Vin Scully, the Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster who retired in October after 67 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama. In addition to Scully, former NBA greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan also will be honored. The announcement was made by the White House on Wednesday. The medals will be awarded in a ceremony Tuesday at the White House. It will be streamed live on The Medal of Freedom, bestowed by the president, is the country's highest civilian honor. It is awarded to individuals who make significant cultural or security contributions to the United States or international contributions in the areas of culture or world peace. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary and a Dodgers fan, made the call to Scully to inform him of the award. "Oh my gosh ... no. Are you sure?" Scully said. "I'm just an old baseball...
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Warner Wolf Leaves the Imus Show, and Also Leaves a Trail of Fine Sportscasting
Huffington Post - 4 months
Someone should hire Warner Wolf. Or, alternatively, hire him to teach the art of the one-, three- or five-minute sportscast. Wolf is available now because he announced on the Imus in the Morning radio program Friday that this was his last broadcast with Imus. While Wolf's contract runs until Dec. 3, he's becoming a free agent. Now 78-year-old sportscasters - Wolf turns 79 on Veterans Day - may not sound like the hottest commodity. But look at it this way: He's a kid compared to Vin Scully, who at 88 was still calling Dodgers games until six weeks ago. With Wolf, though, mainly there's this. Whether he lands a new regular gig or not, Wolf deserves to get called out of the dugout to tip his cap. Why? Because over 55 years he's shown that you can create a distinctive, enthusiastic sportscasting personality without looking like you think you're bigger than the sports you're covering. Anyone who has watched ESPN, which is just about everyone who has ever seen a sporting ...
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Time is running out for the Dodgers as Game 6 looms in Chicago
LATimes - 4 months
It began as a night for dreamers, with Vin Scully returning to Dodger Stadium to welcome fans to the most important game in many seasons. “It’s time for Dodger baseball’’ he intoned from a suite. It ended as a night for realists, because that time is running out. Two days after appearing the verge...
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Time is running out for the Dodgers as Game 6 looms in Chicago
LATimes - 4 months
It began as a night for dreamers, with Vin Scully returning to Dodger Stadium to welcome fans to the most important game in many seasons. “It’s time for Dodger baseball’’ he intoned from a suite. It ended as a night for realists, because that time is running out. Two days after appearing the verge...
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Time is running out for the Dodgers as Game 6 looms in Chicago
LATimes - 4 months
It began as a night for dreamers, with Vin Scully returning to Dodger Stadium to welcome fans to the most important game in many seasons. “It’s time for Dodger baseball’’ he intoned from a suite. It ended as a night for realists, because that time is running out. Two days after appearing the verge...
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Time is running out for the Dodgers as Game 6 looms in Chicago
LATimes - 4 months
It began as a night for dreamers, with Vin Scully returning to Dodger Stadium to welcome fans to the most important game in many seasons. “It’s time for Dodger baseball’’ he intoned from a suite. It ended as a night for realists, because that time is running out. Two days after appearing the verge...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vin Scully
  • 2016
    Age 88
    His final game was broadcast from San Francisco's AT&T Park on October 2, 2016.
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    Scully's final regular season game broadcast from Dodger Stadium occurred on September 25, 2016.
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    At a press conference August 29, Scully said 2016 would probably be his final year. "I mean, how much longer can you go on fooling people?
    More Details Hide Details So yeah, I would be saying, 'Dear God, if you give me next year, I will hang it up.
    On September 23, 2016 at a pre-game ceremony at the Dodger Stadium, the current Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, presented Vin Scully with the Key to the City of Los Angeles.
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    July 8, 2016 was dubbed "Vin Scully Day" by acting governor of California, Kevin de León while Governor Jerry Brown and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom were on vacation.
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    On January 29, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council in a unanimous vote, renamed Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue, changing the address of Dodger Stadium to 1000 Vin Scully Ave.
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    His final home game was on September 25, 2016, against the visiting Colorado Rockies.
    More Details Hide Details The final broadcast of his career was the Dodgers' October 2 game at AT&T Park against the San Francisco Giants. Scully's commentary during his final game was simulcast in its entirety on radio, instead of only the first three innings. After the game, he offered a prayer and a final message:
    Scully was assigned a total of six road games for the 2016 season: the opening game in San Diego, two games in Anaheim, and the entirety of the three-game regular-season closing series in San Francisco.
    More Details Hide Details The September 23 home game against the Rockies was dedicated to Vin Scully's honor, and featured a pre-game ceremony paying tribute to his career. The ceremony included speeches by Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred, Sandy Koufax, Clayton Kershaw, Mayor Eric Garcetti, the team's Spanish play-by-play man Jaime Jarrin, Kevin Costner, and Scully himself. The team also unveiled the result of a poll asking fans to determine Vin Scully's most memorable call, which was won by Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series home run.
    On January 31, 2016, Scully announced that he planned to retire from broadcasting after the conclusion of the 2016 season; his final game was the team's October 2 finale at San Francisco.
    More Details Hide Details Scully left open the possibility of calling postseason games (but not the World Series) if the Dodgers were to advance; in September, however, Scully stated that he would retire after the end of the regular season and not call postseason games because he did not want to "say goodbye 12 different times."
    As of 2016, Scully calls approximately 100 games per season (all home games and select road games in San Francisco, San Diego, and Anaheim) for both flagship radio station KLAC and television outlet SportsNet LA.
    More Details Hide Details Scully is simulcast for the first three innings of each of his appearances, then announces the remaining innings only for the TV audience. If Scully is calling the game, Charley Steiner takes over play-by-play on radio beginning with the fourth inning, with Rick Monday as color commentator. If Scully is not calling the game, either Joe Davis or Steiner will call the entire game on television with Orel Hershiser and Nomar Garciaparra on color commentary. while Monday, now doing play-play, joins Kevin Kennedy on radio. Through 2014, in the event the Dodgers were in postseason play, Scully called the first three and last three innings of each radio broadcast alone, with Steiner and Monday handling the middle innings. Scully missed most of the Dodgers' opening homestand of the 2012 MLB season (the first five out of six games) because of an illness. Scully returned to the announcers' booth on April 15, 2012, which was the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier in baseball. It was just the second time in 35 years the legendary sports broadcaster had missed a Dodger Stadium home opener: The first time was when he was busy broadcasting the Masters golf tournament for CBS in 1977.
    In 2016, his final season behind the microphone, Scully announced most Dodger home games (and selected road games) on SportsNet LA television and KLAC radio.
    More Details Hide Details He is known for his dulcet voice, lyrically descriptive style, and signature introduction to Dodger games: "It's time for Dodger baseball! Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good (afternoon/evening) to you, wherever you may be." Chris Carter, creator and producer of The X-Files, named the character Dana Scully after him. Born in The Bronx, Scully grew up in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. He worked delivering beer and mail, pushing garment racks, and cleaning silver in the basement of the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York City. His father Vincent Aloysius was a silk salesman; his mother Bridget was a Roman Catholic homemaker of Irish descent from whom her son inherited his red hair. Scully attended high school at the Fordham Preparatory School in The Bronx. His biological father died of pneumonia when Scully was 4, and his mother later remarried to an English merchant sailor named Allan Reeve, whom Scully considered "my dad."
  • 2014
    Age 86
    Scully served as the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade.
    More Details Hide Details Also, he participated aboard the Los Angeles Dodgers' 50th anniversary float in the 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade. On September 5, 2014, Bud Selig presented him with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award. He was the 14th recipient and (after Rachel Robinson) second non-player to receive the award, which was created to recognize accomplishments and contributions of historical significance to the game of baseball.
  • 2009
    Age 81
    On May 11, 2009, he was awarded the Ambassador Award of Excellence by the LA Sports & Entertainment Commission.
    More Details Hide Details On an episode of MLB Network's series Prime 9 about the nine greatest baseball broadcasters of all-time, Scully was named #1. Scully has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6675 Hollywood Blvd. Since 2001, the press box at Dodger Stadium has been named for Scully, and a street within the team's former Dodgertown spring training facility in Vero Beach, Florida was named "Vin Scully Way".
    Scully was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 80
    The California Sports Hall of Fame inducted Scully in 2008.
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  • 2005
    Age 77
    Scully has since retired from announcing for video games, with his final year involving the video game MLB 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Matt Vasgersian, Eric Karros, and Steve Lyons (and formerly Dave Campbell and Rex Hudler) have since taken over as the lead announcers in the video game series, which was retitled MLB: The Show. Scully appears as himself in the 1999 film For Love of the Game, has a brief cameo (along with then-Dodgers partner Jerry Doggett) in the 1961 film Bachelor in Paradise, appears as a CBS news reporter in the 1960 film Wake Me When It's Over, provides the opening narration in the 1966 film Fireball 500, and can be heard calling baseball games in the films Experiment in Terror (1962), Zebra in the Kitchen (1965), The Party (1968), and The Bucket List (2007), as well as in episodes of TV series including General Electric Theater, Alcoa Premiere, Mister Ed, The Joey Bishop Show, The Fugitive, Highway to Heaven, and Brooklyn Bridge. The surname of the Dana Scully character on the television show The X-Files is an homage to Vin Scully, as the show's creator Chris Carter is a Dodgers fan; Scully himself can be heard calling a game in the Season 6 episode "The Unnatural".
  • 1999
    Age 71
    In 1999, Scully was the master of ceremonies for MasterCard's Major League Baseball All-Century Team before the start of Game 2 of the World Series.
    More Details Hide Details The Dodgers management announced in February 2006 that it had extended Scully's contract through the 2008 baseball season for about $3 million per year. For health reasons, since around 2005, Scully normally has not worked non-playoff games played east of Phoenix. Exceptions to this rule were the 2007 opening series in Milwaukee, a series against the Chicago Cubs in 2007, a series against the Boston Red Sox in 2010, and the series in Australia against the Diamondbacks that opened the 2014 baseball season. He is not normally scheduled to announce Dodgers games (on either radio or TV) if ESPN is televising it for Sunday Night Baseball or if Fox is showing it on a Saturday afternoon.
  • 1993
    Age 65
    Drysdale died in his hotel room following a heart attack before a game against the Montreal Expos in 1993, resulting in a very difficult broadcast for Scully and Porter, who were told of the death but could not mention it on-air until Drysdale's family had been notified and the official announcement of the death made.
    More Details Hide Details Scully announced the news of his death by saying, "Never have I been asked to make an announcement that hurts me as much as this one. And I say it to you as best I can with a broken heart." The Dodgers announced on August 28, 2015, via a series of cue cards presented by comedian Jimmy Kimmel on the Dodger Stadium video board that Scully would be back for the 2016 season, his 67th with the Dodgers.
  • 1992
    Age 64
    He also called the Senior Skins Game for ABC from 1992 to 2000, as well as various golf events for TBS during this period.
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  • 1991
    Age 63
    From 1991 to 1996, Scully broadcast the annual Skins Game for ABC, having previously called the event for NBC from 1983 to 1989.
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  • 1990
    Age 62
    Scully's first assignment was the 1990 World Series and he remained in that role until 1997, working with Johnny Bench for the first four years and Jeff Torborg for the final three.
    More Details Hide Details After ESPN Radio acquired the World Series radio rights from CBS in 1998, Scully was offered a continued play-by-play role but declined. Instead, ESPN Radio used Sunday Night Baseball television play-by-play man Jon Miller for their World Series coverage for the next thirteen years.
  • 1989
    Age 61
    After the National League Championship Series in 1989, Scully's NBC contract was up and he left to focus primarily on his duties with the Dodgers.
    More Details Hide Details Scully also returned to being the national radio announcer for the World Series, since CBS Radio gave him the position that Jack Buck had vacated in order to become the primary announcer of CBS-TV coverage of Major League Baseball.
    The final Major League Baseball game that Scully called for NBC was Game 5 of the 1989 NLCS on October 9.
    More Details Hide Details There, the Giants led by first baseman Will Clark clinched their first National League pennant since 1962. After the 1989 season, NBC (along with ABC, with whom NBC had shared baseball coverage since 1976), lost the television rights to cover Major League Baseball to CBS. For the first time since 1946, NBC would not televise baseball. In the aftermath, Scully said of NBC losing baseball, "It's a passing of a great American tradition. It is sad. I really and truly feel that. It will leave a vast window, to use a Washington word, where people will not get Major League Baseball and I think that's a tragedy.... It's a staple that's gone. I feel for people who come to me and say how they miss it and, I hope, me." Scully also served as an announcer for NBC's PGA Tour golf coverage during his time at the network, usually teaming with Lee Trevino.
    Laryngitis prevented Scully from calling Game 2 of the 1989 National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs.
    More Details Hide Details Bob Costas, who was working the American League Championship Series between Oakland and Toronto with Tony Kubek for NBC, was flown from Toronto to Chicago to fill in that evening (an off day for the ALCS).
    On Saturday, June 3, 1989, Scully was doing the play-by-play for the NBC Game of the Week in St. Louis, where the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings.
    More Details Hide Details Meanwhile, the Dodgers were playing a series in Houston, where Scully flew to be on hand to call the Sunday game of the series. However, the Saturday night game between the teams was going into extra innings when Scully arrived in town, so he went to the Astrodome instead of his hotel. He picked up the play-by-play, helping to relieve the other Dodger announcers, who were doing both television and radio, and broadcast the final 13 innings (after already calling 10 innings in St. Louis), as the game went 22 innings. He broadcast 23 innings in one day in two different cities.
  • 1983
    Age 55
    Outside of Southern California, Vin Scully is probably best remembered as NBC television's lead baseball broadcaster from 1983 to 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Besides calling the Saturday Game of the Week for NBC, Scully called three World Series (1984, 1986, and 1988), four National League Championship Series (1983, 1985, 1987, and 1989), and four All-Star Games (1983, 1985, 1987, and 1989). Scully also reworked his Dodgers schedule during this period, broadcasting home games on the radio, and road games for the Dodgers television network, with Fridays and Saturdays off so he could work for NBC. Teaming with Joe Garagiola (who was the full-time lead play-by-play man for NBC's baseball telecasts from 1976 to 1982 before converting into a color commentary role to work with Scully) for NBC telecasts (with the exception of 1989, when he was paired with Tom Seaver after Garagiola left NBC Sports following the 1988 World Series due to a contract dispute), Scully was on hand for several key moments in baseball history: Fred Lynn hitting the first grand slam in All-Star Game history (1983); the 1984 Detroit Tigers winning the World Series (along the way, Scully called Tigers pitcher Jack Morris' no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox on April 7); Ozzie Smith's game-winning home run in Game 5 of the 1985 National League Championship Series; the New York Mets' miracle rally in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series; the 1987 All-Star Game in Oakland, which was deadlocked at 0–0 before Tim Raines broke up the scoreless tie with a triple in the top of the 13th inning; the first official night game in the history of Chicago's Wrigley Field (August 9, 1988); Kirk Gibson's game-winning home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series; and chatting with former President of the United States Ronald Reagan (who said to Scully, "I've been out of work for six months and maybe there's a future here.") in the booth during the 1989 All-Star Game in Anaheim.
  • 1982
    Age 54
    After the eighth week of the NFL season, CBS Sports decided that Summerall meshed more with Madden than Scully did and it named him to be the announcer who would call Super Bowl XVI for CBS on January 24, 1982, at the Pontiac Silverdome.
    More Details Hide Details An angry Scully, who felt that his intelligence had been insulted by the move, was assigned as a consolation prize that year's NFC Championship Game, which he called alongside Stram. Summerall took Stram's place alongside Jack Buck to call the game over CBS Radio.
    One of his most famous NFL calls was that of Dwight Clark's touchdown catch in the NFC Championship Game on January 10, 1982 (which Scully called with Stram as his final NFL telecast for CBS), that put the San Francisco 49ers into Super Bowl XVI.
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  • 1975
    Age 47
    From 1975 to 1982, he was part of the team that covered the Masters tournament for CBS.
    More Details Hide Details Scully's network commitments led to his working a reduced schedule with the Dodgers, who hired Ross Porter to help pick up the slack. In 1977, Scully began his first of two stints calling baseball for CBS Radio, broadcasting the All-Star Game through 1982 (usually paired with Brent Musburger) and the World Series from 1979 to 1982 (alongside Sparky Anderson). Scully decided to leave CBS in favor of a job calling baseball games for NBC (beginning in 1983) following a dispute over assignment prominence (according to CBS Sports producer Terry O'Neil, in the book The Game Behind the Game). CBS decided going into the 1981 NFL season that John Madden, whom CBS had hired in 1979 and who had called games alongside Frank Glieber and Gary Bender his first two years, was going to be the star color commentator of their NFL television coverage. But they had trouble figuring out who was going to be his play-by-play partner, since Scully was in a battle with CBS' lead play-by-play announcer Pat Summerall for the position. At the time Scully was the number two announcer for CBS, a position he had held since 1975, and was calling games alongside the former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Hank Stram, who had been promoted from CBS' number three broadcast team alongside Curt Gowdy.
    From 1975 to 1982, Scully announced the televised National Football League games for CBS Sports, teaming with several different color analysts including Sonny Jurgensen, Alex Hawkins, George Allen, Jim Brown, John Madden, and Hank Stram.
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  • 1973
    Age 45
    In late 1973, he married Sandra Hunt, who had two children of her own, and they soon had a child together.
    More Details Hide Details Scully's eldest son, Michael, died in a helicopter crash at the age of 33 while working for the ARCO Transportation Company. He was inspecting oil pipelines for leaks near Fort Tejon, California in the immediate aftermath of the Northridge earthquake in January 1994. Although Michael's death still haunts him, Scully, a devout Roman Catholic, said (while being interviewed by Bryant Gumbel on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel in July 2005) that he credits his faith and being able to dive back into his work with helping him ease the burden and grief. He expressed the same views to the National Catholic Register in 2013, prior to the playoffs. He has 4 children, 2 stepchildren, 16 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. The first biography of Scully, Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story, written by Curt Smith, was published in 2009.
  • 1964
    Age 36
    In 1964, the New York Yankees offered Scully the opportunity to succeed Mel Allen as their lead play-by-play announcer.
    More Details Hide Details Scully chose to remain with the Dodgers, however, and his popularity in Los Angeles had become such that in 1976 Dodger fans voted him the "most memorable personality" in the history of the franchise. Unlike the modern style in which multiple sportscasters have an on-air conversation (usually with one functioning as play-by-play announcer and another as color commentator), Scully and his broadcast partners Jerry Doggett (1956–1987) and Ross Porter (1977–2004) called games solo with Scully working the entire game except for the 3rd and 7th innings. When Doggett retired after the 1987 season, he was replaced by Hall-of-Fame Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale, who previously broadcast games for the California Angels.
  • 1958
    Age 30
    Scully accompanied the Dodgers to their new location beginning with the 1958 season, and quickly became popular in Southern California.
    More Details Hide Details During the Dodgers' first four seasons in Los Angeles, inexperienced baseball fans had difficulty following the action in the very large Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and it soon became common for them to bring transistor radios to the games to hear Scully and partner Jerry Doggett describe the action. This practice continued even after the team moved to the much smaller Dodger Stadium for the 1962 baseball season. Radio and television engineers often had difficulty compensating for the sound of Scully's play-by-play reverberating through the stands at Dodgers home games.
  • 1957
    Age 29
    Scully announced Dodgers games in Brooklyn until 1957, after which the club moved to Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details During that time, Dodgers broadcasts were heard over WMGM radio (1050) on the AM dial, as well as WOR-TV (channel 9) both in New York.
  • 1953
    Age 25
    When Barber got into a salary dispute with World Series sponsor Gillette in 1953, Scully took Barber's spot for the 1953 World Series.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of 25, Scully became the youngest person to broadcast a World Series game (a record that stands to this day). Barber left the Dodgers after the 1953 season to work for the New York Yankees. Scully eventually became the Dodgers' principal announcer.
  • 1950
    Age 22
    In 1950, Scully joined Red Barber and Connie Desmond in the Brooklyn Dodgers radio and television booths.
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  • 1949
    Age 21
    Scully was then recruited by Red Barber, the sports director of the CBS Radio Network, for its college football coverage. Scully impressed his boss with his coverage of a November 1949 University of Maryland versus Boston University football game from frigid Fenway Park in Boston, despite having to do so from the stadium roof.
    More Details Hide Details Expecting an enclosed press box, Scully had left his coat and gloves at his hotel, but never mentioned his discomfort on the air. Barber mentored Scully and told him that if he wanted to be a successful sports announcer he should never be a "homer" (openly showing a rooting interest for the team that employs you), never listen to other announcers, and keep his opinions to himself.
  • 1936
    Age 8
    Scully discovered his love of baseball at age 8, when he saw the results of the 2nd game of the 1936 World Series at a laundromat and felt a pang of sympathy for the badly defeated New York Giants.
    More Details Hide Details Since Scully lived near the Polo Grounds and because he was a member of the PAL and CYO, he was able to attend many games for free and became a "very big Giants fan". Scully decided at eight years old that he wanted to become a sports announcer, when he became fascinated with the football broadcasts on the radio. After serving in the United States Navy for two years, Scully began his career as a student broadcaster and journalist at Fordham University. While at Fordham, he helped found its FM radio station WFUV (which now presents a Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award each year), was assistant sports editor for Volume 28 of The Fordham Ram his senior year, sang in a barbershop quartet, played center field for the Fordham Rams baseball team (wearing number 17), called radio broadcasts for Rams baseball, football, and basketball, earned a degree, and sent about 150 letters to stations along the Eastern seaboard. He received only one response, from CBS Radio affiliate WTOP in Washington, which made him a fill-in.
  • 1927
    Born on November 29, 1927.
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