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Old 08-04-2022, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Berwick, Penna.
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RIP, Mr. Scully. May you find a booth in a higher league -- along with Phil Rizzuto, Ernie Harwell. Richie Ashburn, Bob Prince, and others too numerous to mention.
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Old 08-04-2022, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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He lived a tremendous life. RIP Vinny.
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Old 08-04-2022, 03:39 PM
 
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RIP, Mr. Scully. May you find a booth in a higher league -- along with Phil Rizzuto, Ernie Harwell. Richie Ashburn, Bob Prince, and others too numerous to mention.
And I truly believe that all of them and many others would look at Mr. Scully as "the Gold Standard."

He lived an amazing life in more ways than one. There isn't a sport that is most difficult to cover than from a broadcasting standpoint than baseball. To think of the most famous games that he called that I still remember to this day. Yep, I'm old. Here's some.

1988 World Series, game one----'High fly ball to right field--SHE IS GONE!!
1956 World Series, game five----'swung on and missed, a perfect game by Don Larsen!
1981 NFC playoffs--"Montana throwing to the corner of the end zone-touchdown!


He called another perfect game--"Sandy Koufax has pitched a perfect game!" And then there is Scully calling the game with Hank Aaron hitting #715, what a moment!

He knew what to say and knew how to say it. Like an artist doing his work on canvas Scully was painting the field and calling the action for the people who were either in their cars or at home listening on the radio.

And like 2nd trick op quoted above about that higher league, I can hear him talking to Leo Durocher and Casey Stengel about who is the best center fielder in New York--Willie, Mickey, or the Duke.

And getting Yogi and Campanella to talk about the do's and don'ts regarding catching. Heh, with Yogi be prepared for some long winded bloviating--same with Casey.

And giving Gil Hodges some advice on how to get out of that godawful slump he got into in the world series.

One of the most popular, knowledgable, and definitely the most humble man in the Dodger family. For that matter, all of baseball. A great American! RIP, Vin.

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Old 08-04-2022, 03:58 PM
 
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^^Awesome post!
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Old 08-06-2022, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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RIP, Mr. Scully. May you find a booth in a higher league -- along with Phil Rizzuto, Ernie Harwell. Richie Ashburn, Bob Prince, and others too numerous to mention.
Missing big names in Jack Buck and Mel Allen there.
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Old 08-06-2022, 09:27 PM
 
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Vin was the best. RIP
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Old 08-07-2022, 01:37 PM
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Without question, one of the all-time greats. There is only one Vin Scully. What a career! And for him to do that for a whopping sixty-seven years is a feat in and of itself. I don't think you'll see that again.
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Old 08-07-2022, 02:37 PM
 
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Rip
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Old 08-08-2022, 03:53 PM
 
Location: So Cal - Orange County
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For me being from SoCal, I grew up as a Dodger and Lakers fan which meant Vin Scully and Chick Hearn. We were spoiled since both were long time announcers for their teams. Vin was such a great storyteller who called baseball games in between. He will be missed, but I’m sure he’s telling stories somewhere right now with some of the other greats.

Rest easy Mr. Scully!
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