With the news of the beloved announcers retirement, the entire baseball community is getting nostalgic. The record-holding voice is easily recognizable and effortlessly lovable.
Every news station and fan site are creating their version of a Vin Scully tribute. With all the stories coming out, its hard to keep up with the memories. So we made a compilation of the most notable throwbacks. Lets take a look at some of the Vin Scully tributes!
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 24, 2016
Vin Scully has been broadcasting Dodgers games for 67 seasons. As he signs off this year, Jon Miller, Bud Selig, Bob Costas and 20 other colleagues and friends reflect on why a career like Scully’s won’t happen again.
Harper, echoing a popular sentiment around the game: “I wish he could consider doing the World Series. There’s nobody that else I think should be able to do it in his last year.
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Mr. Scully is of course in his final season in the booth. This is cause for sadness and regret, yes, but it’s also cause to appreciate the decades of excellence he’s given us.
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His voice has been part of the soundtrack of my life for so long I can’t remember ever being without it. His presence on the radio every spring was always a reminder that while everything changes, this never did.
Simply put, he’s the biggest star in a city full of them; the greatest legend in a sport built by them.
"I try to call a play, shut up, and listen to the crowd & in that moment I'm 8 years old."- Vin Scully on the roar of the crowd pic.twitter.com/rv43l96dYR
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 22, 2016
The Los Angeles Times has been one of the best resources for anything Dodgers, and everything Vin Scully. If you search “Vin Scully” into their website, the result is 838 stories. Thats 838 articles about a sports announcer…and none of them involve any kind of scandal or ill will. His legacy is wholesome, yet news worthy; this will never happen again. Here are just a few of the LA Times’ tribute pieces:
- Take a walk, light a torch, and salute Vin Scully, L.A.’s most-beloved public figure
- Dodgers fans have just a few more days to enjoy Vin Scully as announcer
- Dodgers’ tribute to Vin Scully is in essence a celebration of baseball history
Thank you, #Vin.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) October 1, 2016
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) September 22, 2016
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Lastly, for those who were unable to make it to the stadium on Vin Scully bobblehead night, here is the tear-inducing video they showed as a stadium wide tribute.
And some of his top moments in his final week at Dodger Stadium.