The Los Angeles Dodgers may be one of the most storied franchises in baseball, and part of the reason behind it is due to Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully.
Scully often talks of personal memories he’s shared players as well as providing personal stories from their life. Scully explained this isn’t to distract from the game being played, but to show the fans that listen to him that the players are human beings as well.
The announcer was born on Nov. 29, 1927 and has memories of the Dodgers in Brooklyn along with memories of many retired players like Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax.
However, a few stories that Scully will always remember come from June 6, 1944, or D-Day. Scully recalls the lives lost as the allies stormed the beaches of Normandy, including one famous author who was saved by a stroke of luck, all while calling the game between the Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals on June 6, 2015.
Scully was only 16 years old at the time of these attacks, however the now-87 year old still remembers in detail the stories of the men who lost their lives on the historic day. Although Scully did not participate in the war, he captures tone of that day with his stories and tone of voice.