We all know Vin Scully for his incredible ability to paint a picture for us by simply using his voice. Growing up as a Dodger fan, hearing him call the games brought a sense of warmth to the hearts of fans everywhere.
Among other things, Scully is known for the stories he tells while calling games. Wednesdays game against the Tampa Bay Rays was no different. During the broadcast, Scully gave his listeners a lesson on manta rays and fish in general.
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Leave it to the legendary announcer to throw in an educational lesson while watching the ball game.
I have learned more from Vin Scully on the history of fish and manta rays in the last 30 seconds than in the previous 34 years of my life.
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) July 27, 2016
Vin Scully just did 55 seconds on fish during a TB Rays at bat. I now know how many species & which fish are the fastest ?????? @Dodgers
— Ted Stryker (@TedStryker) July 27, 2016
The incredible storyteller has also taken his talents outside of Dodger Stadium, including calling a game for Los Angeles Rams. However, sports games are not the only events Scully has hosted.
Did you know Scully was a gameshow host at some point in his career?
Yup, the great announcer wore two hats, one as the official announcer for the Dodgers and the other as official host for the 1969 NBC gameshow, It Takes Two.
— Baseball by BSmile (@BSmile) March 31, 2016
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At age 43, Scully was double dipping in the showbiz and truly began to leave his mark on Los Angeles. His show, It Takes Two featured many celebrities including famous comedian Groucho Marx.
— Vin Scully (@VinScullyTweet) January 20, 2014
Scully hosted the show from 1969-1970 with the same persona he’s famously known for by Dodger fans. He still has story time on the air and captivates the audience with his charm. The videos below are slightly dated but c’mon, it was the 70’s.
Check out an episode of It Takes Two below and be captivated by Scully’s magic once more. Enjoy!
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