The Dodgers unceremoniously lost to the Giants on Sunday, allowing them to clinch the final spot in the NL wild card game. But the biggest takeaway from the contest? Vin Scully, and it being the final game of his hall of fame broadcasting career.
After more than 9,000 games behind the microphone, spanning 67 years, Vin Scully is the longest tenured broadcaster in professional sports history. He has also announced several big NFL games, including the Dwight Clark touchdown catch for the 49ers, as well as various golf and tennis tournaments. He holds the record as the youngest announcer of a World Series game, having done it at 25 years old.
Scully is the last of his generation. He was a consummate professional, never giving forth an opinion or acting like a “homer” for his team. Vin’s knowledge of the sport and quick wit in the booth have made him endearing to fans, who in turn have passed him down through generations.
If the next generation of broadcasters want to learn how to get it done, they should look no further than Mr. Scully.