Vin Scully

For the 65th consecutive season, Vin Scully was the voice behind Dodgers baseball and while the legendary broadcaster has certainly seen and called it all, 2014 provided a new share of highlights and memories for Scully.

The season began with the Dodgers facing the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Opening Series with Scully making an exception and joining the Dodgers on the long trip. It led to memorable photographs of Scully and a Koala and two wins for the Dodgers.

Scully was also behind the microphone for walk-off wins, told a story about a bird pooping on St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny’s head, recounted getting Babe Ruth’s autograph as a child, and Clayton Kershaw gems, including the southpaw’s first career no-hitter.

Scully also thrilled fans at Dodger Stadium with the in-game announcement that he was returning in 2015 for an unprecedented 66th consecutive season. With Scully celebrating his 87th birthday Saturday, we look back at his memorable calls and some light-hearted moments.

Scully calls Sandy Koufax’s perfect game:

Hank Aaron’s career home run No. 715:

Kirk Gibson’s home run in the 1988 World Series:

Dodgers hit four consecutive home runs:

Scully asks what hashtag is:

Scully ushers in the 2014 season from Australia:

Scully highlights from Kershaw’s no-hitter:

About The Author

Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

2 Responses

  1. KillaB

    Farmer John and Vin Scully go together like PB&J! Dueces wild too!

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  2. Douglas Nicholson

    SO glad Vinnie’s coming back next season! Been listening to and watching him for 58 years. Sure gonna miss him when he’s gone. To quote Bob Hope, “Thanks For The Memories”, sir!

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