He’s the greatest broadcaster in baseball history; and yesterday, at the age of 88, Vin Scully called his final regular-season home game for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He was the voice of over 10,000 major league games, and is still the youngest ever to have broadcasted a World-Series game, at the age of 25. In all, his career spanned 67 years, including the last 57 as the voice of the Dodgers, starting when the team was still located on Brooklyn. And unlike most play-by-play guys now, he’d call the game without aid of a sidekick or colour man, instead working alone in the booth and describing the game and weaving stories in a way that almost made the picture on the TV secondary.
He was also the the man behind the mic for NFL games on CBS from 1975-1982, but I’ll always remember him the most from those lazy afternoon calls during the Saturday Game of the Week throughout the 80’s. There will never be another like him.