The voice of baseball, Vin Scully, passed on on Tuesday at age 94. Here are a few of his best moments and calls in baseball.
The voice of the LA Dodgers and the voice of baseball, Vin Scully, passed on at age 94 on Tuesday afternoon.
He was the voice of the Dodgers from 1950 through 2016 but he was a lot more than that. For millions, he was the voice of baseball and also the voice of sports.
He was the voice of NBCsGame of the Weekfrom 1983 through 1989. He did games on CBS Radio and he even did other sports. He did NFL games and golf matches on CBS from 1975 through 1982. Among other moments, he called The Catch on CBS in the 1981 NFC Championship Game that clinched a brilliant Bowl berth for the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 49ers.
But he always returned to baseball and was there for huge moments.Scully called 24 World Series, including 11 on TV. He called 18 no-hitters, three perfect games (like the only perfect game on the planet Series up to now), Hank Aarons record-breaking home run, and more iconic moments.
There won’t be another Vin Scully in baseball or sports broadcasting, for example. His longevity and his storytelling skills (and his perfect timing using them) will go unmatched.
Below we’ve a few of his best calls and best moments in baseball. For a few of them, the entire game is on YouTube. We’ve the crescendo of these games queued nevertheless, you can watch the complete game where its noted.
Additionally, there are a large number of his old regular season games on YouTube across multiple channels. There, you can view how Scully was a master at his craft, though it might be a standard regular season game in August in the late 1950s. Many of them even have the initial commercials and advertisers inside them.
So lets go for a walk down memory lane with a few of his best moments and calls.
Dodgers: Vin Scullys best broadcasting calls and moments
Kirk Gibson 1988 World Series Game 1 walk-off home run (10-15-1988) (Full Game)
Bill Buckner error to get rid of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series (10-25-1986) (Full Game)
Sandy Koufax perfect game (9-9-1965) (Last inning)
Don Larsen Perfect Game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series (10-8-1956)
Hank Aarons record-breaking 715th home run (4-8-1974)
Jerry Reuss no-hitter (6-27-1980) (Full Game)
Kirby Puckett walk-off Home Run (1991 World Series, Game 6)
Dodgers hit four consecutive home runs to tie game in ninth inning; Nomar Garciaparra walkoff homer in the 10th inning (9-18-2006)
Clayton Kershaw no-hitter (6-18-2014) (Full Game)
Steve Finley walk-off grand slam to clinch the NL West (10-2-2004)
Fernando Valenzuela No-Hitter (6-29-1990) (Last Inning)
Vin Scully narrates Dodgers-Padres brawl (4-11-2013)
Scully translates what Rockies manager Jim Tracy says within an argument with umpires (but taking liberties by changing Tracys profanities to words ideal for his audience) (8-6-12)
Vin Scully discusses Twitter and is stunned when he gets Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis trending on Twitter (8-4-12)
Scully tells story about ice skating with Jackie Robinson in the Catskills (5-7-2012)
Scullys intro in first game after 9-11 (9-17-2001)
Charlie Culberson walk-off home set you back clinch NL West in Scullys last game at Dodger Stadium (9-25-2016)
Highlights of Vin Scullys last broadcast (10-2-2016)