September 19, 2016


Vin Scully Is Finishing Where He Began (Kyle Glaser , 9/19/16, Baseball America)

Vin Scully has been broadcasting Dodgers games longer than there have been 50 United States.

It's true. Hawaii and Alaska became full members of the union in 1959, nine years after Scully began calling games for the then-Brooklyn Dodgers. [...]

Q: On calling his last game in San Francisco, and how it's fitting with how his love of baseball began:

Scully: I love it. In fact, I couldn't believe it. I was not quite nine years old, I was walking home from grammar school, and I went by a Chinese laundry and in the window was the line score of the World Series game that would be Oct. 2, 1936, and the Yankees beat up the Giants 18-4. And as a little boy my first reaction was "Oh, the poor Giants." And then my grammar school was 20 blocks from the old Polo Grounds. So I could walk after school at 2:30, catch the game at 3:15 for nothing because I was a member of the Police Athletic League and the Catholic Youth Organization. So that's when I fell in love with baseball and became a true fan. My last game, with the Giants, will be Oct. 2, 2016. That will be exactly 80 years, to the minute, from when I first fell in love with the game. So it seems like the plan was laid out for me, and all I had to do was follow the instructions.

Posted by at September 19, 2016 6:49 PM