Vin Scully ___1927-2022

I had to take a break from my blog break to post this. I grew up a Dodger fan and will always be one. This man was a big reason.  Scully wasn’t a homer…he called the game with class and style. It’s hard to listen to announcers who openly root for their team because of him. He announced games from the Jackie Robinson era to Clayton Kershaw for a total of 67 summers. Even most Giant fans I know admire the man.

I hated hearing that Vin passed away…some of my childhood went with him. For me, he was as good as it gets as a baseball announcer and from what I know…an even better person.

The Dodgers were playing the Giants when the news broke…The Giants played a tribute on their video board after the final out at Oracle Park

Vin Scully: “I just want to be remembered as a good man, an honest man, and one who lived up to his own beliefs”

Clayton Kershaw: “He was the best there ever was, just when you think about the Dodgers, there’s a lot of history here and a lot of people that have come through. It’s just a storied franchise all the way around. But it almost starts with Vin, honestly.

“Just such a special man. I’m grateful and thankful I got to know him as well as I did.”

Dave Roberts: “There’s not a better storyteller, and I think everyone considers him family, he was in our living rooms for many generations. He lived a fantastic life, a legacy that will live on forever.”

Steve Garvey: “Every great city has sounds to it. Los Angeles has had one clear sound and that’s been the voice of Vin Scully.”

Kirk Gibson: My 2nd favorited vin quote “in case you’re wondering….Will Clarke is due up……………………………….7th ……this inning” Rip Vin….the best

Ken Rosenthal: ‘Vin was the most beloved person in baseball’

Howie Rose: The greatest baseball broadcaster who ever lived, Vin Scully, has passed away. It was an honor just to know him. He demonstrated that language still matters and forged an intimate bond with his listeners that the rest of us can only strive to achieve. The Renoir of broadcasters.

Hunter Pence: Vin Scully was more than a broadcaster, he is a baseball legend. My heart goes out to the Scully family, the Dodgers organization, and all the fans who loved him.

Ozzie Smith: I grew up on the voice and the poetic sounds of Vin Scully. He made listening to Baseball fun and educational. Simply the best !!

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

10 thoughts on “Vin Scully ___1927-2022”

    1. I grew up in Tennessee all my life but inherited the love for the Dodgers from my dad… but I would catch some radio and tv games in the 70s as a kid…but I do think he was universal…no matter what team you follow.

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  1. I thought of you as soon as I heard that he’d passed away. A big loss for sports and broadcasting, and I’m sure all who knew him. One of the rarities that I’ve never heard anyone disparage, no matter what team they might be fans of. An amazing career that kind of defined the job, or how it should be done. The Today show did a little tribute to him in their first 10 minutes this morn, and Craig Melvin pointed out another great thing about his calling – he could appreciate the silence. He didn’t fill up every single second with his talking, he let people hear the crowd, sometimes the crack of the bat. May he be calling a pickup game with Jackie R and Tommy L somewhere today…

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    1. Yea it was so sad. I mean I know he was 94 and that is great but it’s someone who you never want to see go. You are correct…the silence…he knew when to let the game speak for itself. The Gibson homerun call is a perfect example of that.
      “In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened.”
      I mean…that is brilliant.

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