Longtime sports announcer, Navy vet Vin Scully passes

| August 3, 2022 | 9 Comments

Longtime sportscaster Vin Scully passed away yesterday at age 94. Most notable for a more than 60 year association with the Dodgers, he was also known for calling the World Series for many years in the early 80s and again in the 90s. As with most men of his generation, he served. He was in the Navy before attending college and striking it big.

Vin leaves us with some excellent words from November 2017, when the anti-American anthem kneeling was starting. I think his words will echo with virtually everyone here.

“I have only one personal thought, really. And I am so disappointed,” Scully said. “I used to love, during the fall and winter, to watch the NFL on Sunday. And it’s not that I’m some great patriot. I was in the Navy for a year. Didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t do anything. But I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war. So the only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach. I will never watch another NFL game.”

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ninja

Vincent Edward Scully…

The Voice of “The Catch”.

Vin was in the booth during 1981 NFC Championship game between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers…i.e. Joe Montana’s pass to Dwight Clark in the back of the end zone.

1 minute video.

Rest In Peace, Vin.

Thank You, Mason, for sharing.

ninja

“A Madhouse at Candlestick Park, with 51 seconds left to the game..”

When Football Was Football..

Devtun

The Kirk Gibson homerun call in 1988 World Series. One of the most memorable moments in American sports history.
WS1988 Gm1: Scully’s call of Gibson memorable at-bat – YouTube

KoB

God Speed and Fare Well, Good Sir. A real Class Act, you were.

I quit watching the National Felon League long before it became the in thing of what not to do on a Sunday.

UpNorth

So did I, KoB. I can always tune my air guitar or change the air in my tires.

CDR D

I lived in SoCal growing up and remember when the “Bums” moved to LA from Brooklyn. Being a fan, I was thrilled to have them in LA. Vin Scully was unparalleled as an announcer, and I would often go to Dodger Stadium with a transistor radio so I could both watch the game and hear Vin’s play by play.

He was almost like family to so many people.

RIP.

Carlton

A fine Catholic gentleman, may he rest in peace.

Retired 96b

He called Game 6 of the 86 World Series, when the Mets came from behind and crushed the Red Sox’s dreams.

Still one of the best called games

Roh-Dog

With the Major League Doucheball cracking down on even the smallest of clips from decades ago, this is the best I could find.
https://youtu.be/18caPNisP2U