Dodgers: That Time That Vin Scully Stole the Show at the ESPYs (Happy Birthday, Vin!)

Hi everybody and a very pleasant Sunday to you, wherever you may be. We’re here at Dodgers Nation and wishing the happiest of birthdays to the great Vin Scully! Today, Vin celebrates number 93 years, 67 of which he spent behind the mic with the Dodger franchise. 

To celebrate the legend ourselves, we’re throwing back to a time when Vin was behind a very different microphone. In a room filled with countless sports stars and legends, Mr. Scully accepted the Icon Award at the 2017 ESPYS. Undeniably nervous, the consummate professional did what he does best… he stole the show without even trying.

WATCH: Vin Scully Receives The Icon Award | The ESPYS | ESPN

October the second, 1936, a redhead, eight and a half years old walking by a window saw the score of game two of the 1936 World Series. It involved the Giants and the Yankees. That little kid fell in love that day with baseball. The last game that he did before retiring was October the second, 2016 — exactly 80 years from whence the love affair began. And in 65 years, he was honored and thrilled and humbled to be able to fulfil a boyhood dream of broadcasting Major League Baseball.

Now today, that redhead turns 93 years old and can rest easy knowing that in his lifetime of broadcasting baseball, he gave so many people countless memories and moments that we can all look back on as points where our love affair with baseball began.

Vincent Edward Scully… thank you for everything!

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.


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