When watching a Los Angeles Dodgers game one can expect to hear more than one story or anecdote about the players on the field as told by legendary broadcaster Vin Scully.
Scully joined the Dodgers in 1950 and has said he believes stories should be told in effort to keep the game entertaining and fun, particularly for children.
With the Fourth of July upon us this weekend, Scully went into telling of facts regarding the American flag. From Betsy Ross to the longevity of the newest edition of the flag, Scully covered it all on Time Warner Cable’s SportsNet LA broadcast on Friday.
Scully, who is now 87 years old, hails from New York and began covering America’s Pastime in college at Fordham University.
The longtime Dodgers announcer has been part of many great calls throughout sports during his long career. In 1982 Scully called the NFC Championship in which Dwight Clark caught a pass from Joe Montana, now just known as “The Catch.” Scully also called the infamous Bill Buckner play, which lost the 1986 World Series for the Boston Red Sox.
Scully has also of course been on the call for countless memorable moments in Dodgers franchise history. While his voice has been an important part of Dodger baseball for so many years, he has yet to announce his return for the 2016 season.