Rest In Peace, Vin Scully


The voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers has passed away. As a Giants fan, I have listened to Vin Scully call games between the Giants and Dodgers. That rivalry is one of the best and at times the most contentious in baseball.

Contentious in that I’m a fan of any other team that is playing the Dodgers on any given day or night. Today is different I have something in common with Dodger fans. I’m mourning the loss in the City of Angels of a broadcasting legend, and more importantly, a good man.

Rest in Peace, Vin Scully. You will be missed.


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  1. ctlaw Coolidge


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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    For the night games,  would pull the bedcovers over my head with my transistor radio against my ear. He was my man.

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  3. EJHill Podcaster

    Scully was the rarest of breeds in the broadcast universe. He knew when to shut up. After he called Hank Aaron’s 715th career home run there was nothing for 26 seconds – a lifetime in radio – just the cheers of Braves’ fans carrying the moment. And then he summed it up as only he was capable of doing.

    “What a marvelous moment for baseball. What a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the State of Georgia. What a marvelous moment for the country and the world. A Black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time baseball idol.”

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  4. Unsk Member

    Vin Scully made Dodger baseball so much better than it really was at the stadium. He introduced drama and excitement when there wasn’t so much. 

     But Doug, sorry to say back in the day Willie McCovey owned Don Drysdale, a great pitcher and Cy Young Award Winner otherwise,  Vinny: ” and here’s the pitch to McCovey from Drysdale……. and there’s a deep drive to left center field -it’s gone!” Too many times. 

    Any good Giants fan would remember the Juan Marichal – John Roseboro incident.  Now that was a rivalry.  They really hated each other.

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  5. Hoyacon Member

    The only person who could get me to view a game for the announcer alone—with no ‘color’ guy to spoil the show.

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  6. JustmeinAZ Member

    Agree with every comment made so far. Half the fans,including me, brought transistor radios and Walk men to the games so as not to miss one word from Vinny. Probably means I’m a bad person but I mourn him more than my own parents.

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  7. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    Vin Scully’s broadcasts made you feel like you were at the game, a part of the action.  Listening to Detroit Tigers games, I heard Ernie Harwell call the game on radio.  He, too, knew when to be quiet.  Pat Hughes for the Cubs is very good for making you feel like you are at the game, describing uniforms down to the sock color.  That is what is missing with so many broadcasters.  People want to turn on the game and feel they are there, not hear a boatload of statistics or whatever trivia the latest internet search turned up.

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  8. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera

    Love Vin!

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  9. Percival Thatcher

    Titus Techera (View Comment):

    Love Vin!

    It’s like Vin had something against eating rat meat.

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  10. JustmeinAZ Member

    Titus Techera (View Comment):

    Love Vin!

    I remember actually watching that game on TV when he said that. I thought “Whoa!”

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