Vin Scully is the oral history of the Los Angeles Dodgers. After 67 years behind the mic, the legendary broadcaster called his final game last night. The Dodgers crushed the hated Giants, 9 – 3, to send him off in fitting fashion.
Scully called an inning on the national TV broadcast. As he signs off to switch back to radio, he mouths, “Pay me.” Razor sharp at 89 years old.
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) September 22, 2016
Since Vin Scully began broadcasting Dodgers’ games in 1950, the names and faces of the players have changed. From Robinson and Reese, to Drysdale and Koufax. From Fernandomania to Hershiser’s magical World Series run in 1988 and Gibson’s home run. Scully has been the constant fixture.
He’s decorated 67 years of baseball with acutely precise commentary, and established a unique relationship with generations of Dodgers fans by sharing with them like close friends. It’s always hard to say goodbye to a friend for the last time.
Thank you, Mr. Scully. From everyone.
Listen to Colin’s full interview with Vin Scully from last week.