Skip to comments.Vin Scully has microphone retired at Dodger Stadium ceremony
Posted on 05/04/2017 9:21:29 AM PDT by EveningStar
For a franchise that has been so successful in Los Angeles, the Dodgers 10 retired numbers speak largely to a Brooklyn heritage. On the day the Dodgers retired his microphone alongside those numbers and perhaps for the last time at Dodger Stadium Vin Scully told stories of the Boys of Summer.
Those numbers are not numbers at all, Scully said Wednesday. I can hear them. I really can. ...
In a pregame ceremony, [Tommy] Lasorda and Sandy Koufax unveiled Scullys blue and white circle along what the Dodgers now call their ring of honor, with VIN SCULLY atop a microphone. Scully was the first addition to the ring since the Dodgers retired [Don] Suttons number in 1998...
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Interesting to see they hint at the Brooklyn heritage .
But so many years have gone by, that the Dodgers have now played more years at Dodger Stadium than they played at Ebbets Field.
right you are.
I find that interesting......the only difference between this situation, and a nod to the heritage from the Washington senators to the rangers, or the senators to the twins, or the nats to the expos, or the seattle pilots to the brewers would be Jackie robinson.....so, it likely has something to do with that....
imho, mlb milks the whole #42 thing....but that is an opinion I generally keep to myself..
The greatest gift New York ever bestowed upon any other city!
In my memory, the sound of Vin Scully is the sound of summer. I feel sorry for the next generation of Los Angelenos to not have him.
Such a humble and devout man as well.
God bless you Vin! May we all celebrate your 100th birthday some years away!
Vin will be missed. What a dream job he had for 67 years. Amazing.
I grew up in So Cal during the era of Sandy Kofax, Don Drysdale etc.. and Vin Scully was there to chronicle it all.
His voice is the sound of summer for me as well. A fine man with a life well lived.
I live in Silverlake, right by Dodger Stadium. I cannot ever remember going to a Dodger game without bringing the radio to hear Vin Scully. Of course, everyone else was doing the same thing so his voice came in loud and strong in the stadium!
I got a portable radio for my 11th birthday in 1958, which meant I heard EVERY Dodger game in 1959.
Our family visiting friends on the weekend? I took my radio.
School nights? No problem, my parents didn’t know I was listening. They thought I was doing my homework. Lol.
Needless to say, Vin Scully was a big part of that year.
I, too listened to every Dodger game back then and took my portable radio wherever I went. When my batteries died, I used my crystal set. My major memory was listening to every single Sandy Koufax pitch and every single Vin Scully call during that Perfect Game: “Swung on and missed, a perfect game!” God Bless Vinny!
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Amen to all your post.
Second that! A thoughtful tribute to a fine professional ... among the very, very best.
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