Vin Scully is retiring this season after 67 wonderful years with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers organization. With that many years comes ten times as many stories, but usually they are about players and coaches from the past; however, For Beatles night on August 26th, Vin treated us with the story of when the Beatles performed at Dodger Stadium.
Here are some of the highlights!
The Beatles were here on this day 50 years ago. We had 45,000 here.
The performance started at 9:30, it was over at 10:00. Beatles performed 11 songs in 27 minutes.
They had a Lincoln Continental that was waiting to get them out of the ball park… There must have been 10,000 kids waiting beyond the pavilion and they were frenzy, they pulled of the car’s hood ornaments, side mirrors. The car was stuck in a virtual sea of humanity.
The Beatles jumped out and went back to the Dodger clubhouse. So a new plan was devised, they’d use the armored car to depart as they used to arrive, but someone had let the air out of the tires during the show.
The Beatles were put into the ambulance, they were covered with blankets… and the plan was once they got through the kids they would get out to the 76 station… The ambulance ran over a speed bump and would you believe, the radiator fell out of the ambulance.
Well, they got that armored car to rescue them… from out of nowhere, the Hell’s Angels showed up and circled the armored car, led the Beatles out of the parking lot and on out into the night.
Check out the entire story here!
Here is a clip of the Beatles cover band, The Fab Four, rocking out on Beatles night at Dodger Stadium!
— StadiumBound (@StadiumBound) August 27, 2016
Vin Scully’s broadcasting will of course be missed above all, but his stories and experiences are a close second. The way he is able to call a game and tell a story at the same time is beyond me. All we can do now is enjoy the rest of the stories that he will share with us in his final season! Check back to Dodgers Nation for the latest Dodger news and Dodger rumors during this magical season.