Vin Scully, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ announcer for an amazing 67 years, died the other day. All of Los Angeles, all of California, all sports fans, really, are mourning. Here’s a great obituary that really captures what the man was all about and why he stood out from every other sportscaster:
And here are a couple JimandJamie.com stories that revolve around Vinny (JUST CLICK ON THE HEADLINES):
Angaston, South Australia: Australian diamonds
This one tells the tale of an American baseball player in Australia and of the time I met Vin Scully.
Angaston, South Australia: Another TV game show, Part I
And this one explains how Vinny got me on a TV game show.
You know how great a sportscaster is when you attend a Dodgers game and hear Vinny calling the game on the portable radios that fans brought to the game. Here’s Vinny calling the Sandy Koufax perfect game: https://youtu.be/VJdli-ONL-8