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Old 08-02-2022, 10:13 PM
 
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Because of who he was as not just a baseball announcer but a person I feel like this deserves it's own thread.

1927-2022
67 years as announcer retiring in 2016.
Countless historic calls over those 67 years.

There will never be another Vin Scully. He truly was one of the best across all sports.
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Old 08-03-2022, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Miami (prev. NY, Atlanta, SF, OC and San Diego)
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A true legend
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:54 AM
 
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I am sobbing. Vin Scully was the hero of many a Dodger fan: fathers, mothers, grandparents, children who grew up listening to his wonderful voice and personality. Rest in peace, amazing sir. You were a blessing and a treasure to millions of people.
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:16 AM
 
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The best, announcing the best: the true homerun hero. And what a marvelous way he announced that special milestone of Hank Aaron.


https://youtu.be/QjqYThEVoSQ
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Never will forget his voice, as I went to Chavez Ravine many times as a child, my parents had season tickets. fun times. RIP Vin
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:40 AM
 
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Yep, I did as well! We went to one of the first games when Chavez Ravine Stadium (as they called it back then, right?!) opened after being built. It was a Pittsburgh Pirates game, and it was surprising and fun to be sitting next to some people from Pittsburgh. Dodgers won... of course!

Because of Vin Scully, I knew every player's name, kept track of and memorized their batting averages, and all kinds of neat stories. My dad said just now, "I'm outliving them all and I don't understand why or how."

Vin Scully was a good and decent man, and a good and decent example of an era gone by in our country.
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:41 AM
 
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He was always our fave to listen to. Being in AZ and having the MLB channel we saw many LAD home games and he made the game more enjoyable than being at the ballpark. His career was amazing and I knew when he retired that a golden era had ended.
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Old 08-04-2022, 12:25 AM
 
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Wonderful man, led wonderful life. A friend who does sound engineering for a MLB team on road got to meet and talk with him many times. Like Scully, he & I were Fordham grads.

I guess God wanted to hear his fine calling of a game up close.

Heartbroken he passed, but what a legacy he leaves.
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Yep, I did as well! We went to one of the first games when Chavez Ravine Stadium (as they called it back then, right?!) opened after being built. It was a Pittsburgh Pirates game, and it was surprising and fun to be sitting next to some people from Pittsburgh. Dodgers won... of course!

Because of Vin Scully, I knew every player's name, kept track of and memorized their batting averages, and all kinds of neat stories. My dad said just now, "I'm outliving them all and I don't understand why or how."

Vin Scully was a good and decent man, and a good and decent example of an era gone by in our country.
Oh me too back when Sandy Kofax, Maury Wills, Frank Howard, I can't remember but I knew all the numbers back then !!
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:57 AM
 
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Don't make me cry all over again!
Such good memories.
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