Listen to Broadcasting Legend Vin Scully Call His Final and Sign Off for the Last Time (Video)
Sunday marked the end of an era for baseball fans everywhere as legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully called it quits after an unbelievable 67 years in the booth. Scully had the uncanny ability to blend storytelling and play-by-play into what can only be described as baseball poetry. And while everybody knew the end would come some day, for a lot of people it’s almost impossible to imagine baseball without him.
Prior to Scully’s final game on Sunday, a tilt between the Dodgers and Giants in San Francisco, the Dodgers aired an updated version of the moving speech Scully gave last weekend in Los Angeles. This time, it included Scully reminiscing about the exact moment he fell in love with baseball, which just so happened to be 80 years ago to the day.
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— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 2, 2016
Later in the game, the Giants took a moment to honor Scully with a visit from baseball immortal Willie Mays, at which point they announced that a plaque in Scully’s honor will hang in the visiting press box at AT&T Park.
Unfortunately, the end did eventually arrive. Listen as Vin Scully calls his final out and wishes fans a “very pleasant good afternoon” one last time:
Enjoy your retirement, Vin. You’ve earned it.
Hat Tip – [MLB.com]