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LA Dodgers Announce Vin Scully’s Return For ‘Unprecedented 64th Season’
CBS/AP ^ | August 26, 2012

Posted on 08/26/2012 7:56:55 PM PDT by EveningStar

Hall of Famer Vin Scully is coming back to the broadcast booth for an unprecedented 64th season, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Sunday.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: baseball; dodgers; losangeles; vinscully
Vin Scully will turn 85 on November 29, 2012.

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1 posted on 08/26/2012 7:57:03 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Vin Scully is a true American Classic.

He’s the reason I pay good money for MLB.TV each year.


2 posted on 08/26/2012 7:58:52 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: EveningStar

One more year. Dodgers fans are truly blessed. Even when the team stinks, the announcer makes them worth watching.


3 posted on 08/26/2012 8:03:13 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: EveningStar

I remember, as a little tyke, watching and listening to Vin Scully broadcasting for the Brooklyn Dodgers on Ch. 9 in NYC.

Duke Snyder, Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Roy Campanella, Johnny Padres, Walter Alston (Manager). The Boys of Summer.


4 posted on 08/26/2012 8:07:58 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

I think he was actually better as a football announcer.


5 posted on 08/26/2012 8:09:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Gotta disagree with you. He was fine as the number two or three CBS NFL announcer, but he only did football for a couple of seasons. He was also briefly a game show host on NBC back in 1970.

But nobody touches him in baseball. LA was fortunate to have Vin Scully and the late great Chick Hearn doing Laker games.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 8:17:30 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: dfwgator
The Catch.
7 posted on 08/26/2012 8:21:50 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Luke21

He called “The Catch” in the NFC Championship Game between the Niners and Cowboys.


8 posted on 08/26/2012 8:22:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Luke21

If you watch the video clip hole-in-one posted, you would hear that Scully would blow away anyone else doing NFL play-by-play today, even if football wasn’t his primary focus.


9 posted on 08/26/2012 8:27:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar

Scully is so easy to listen to. He has a conversation with the audience. His blood runs Dodger blue.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 8:29:43 PM PDT by corkoman (Release the Palin!)
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To: corkoman

Growing up in Los Angeles, the 2 best Announcers ever are and were Vin Scully and Chick Hearn...blessed to grow up with those two greats!!!


11 posted on 08/26/2012 8:33:30 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: corkoman

Growing up in Los Angeles, the 2 best Announcers ever are and were Vin Scully and Chick Hearn...blessed to grow up with those two greats!!!


12 posted on 08/26/2012 8:33:38 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: EveningStar

Most notable:

Scully has been on hand for some of Baseball’s most famous moments, immortalizing many in calls that have since become part of the game’s lore:
The 1955 World Series, the Brooklyn Dodgers’ only World Series Championship

Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series between the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers on October 8, 1956

Sandy Koufax’s perfect game on September 9, 1965

Hank Aaron’s 715th home run on April 8, 1974

Rick Monday’s rescue of the American flag from a pair of protesters attempting to burn it on April 25, 1976

Bill Buckner’s muffed ground ball in the 1986 World Series between the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox on October 25, 1986

Cincinnati Red Tom Browning’s perfect game against the Dodgers on September 16, 1988

Kirk Gibson’s dramatic home run in Game 1 of the World Series between the Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics on October 15, 1988

Fernando Valenzuela’s no-hitter on June 29, 1990

Montreal Expo Dennis Martínez’s perfect game against the Dodgers on June 28, 1991

The Dodgers’ four consecutive home runs against the San Diego Padres on September 18, 2006


13 posted on 08/26/2012 8:36:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JohnBrowdie
The best comment about Vin Scully: if you want to see a game, listen to Scully.
14 posted on 08/26/2012 8:37:58 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: dfwgator

Scully’s incomparable vocal gift aside, he also has an impeccable sense of when to keep quiet and let the picture and stadium sound tell the tale.


15 posted on 08/26/2012 8:38:04 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: EveningStar

Vin calling Rick Monday’s saving the flag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZzeEaBHUBM


16 posted on 08/26/2012 8:41:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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17 posted on 08/26/2012 8:42:26 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

In the late ‘60’s my Mom & Dad lived in Elysian Park (Dad was a ranger there) and when we visited there during baseball season, my son & I walked to the game. Mom worked for a fellow who had season tickets that is often did not use, and he gave tickets to Mom so we could go to the games. Really enjoyed those days! And the seats were really special!


18 posted on 08/26/2012 8:50:56 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: EveningStar

I have no use for the Dodgers - especially this new Yankees-West version bent on buying a pennant - but I will always listen to Vin Scully call a game. One of the all-time great voices of baseball.


19 posted on 08/26/2012 9:10:21 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: EveningStar

He had the same job before I was born and I’m eligible now for senior citizen discounts.


20 posted on 08/26/2012 9:59:02 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: hole_n_one

I was going to mention “The Catch” too. The irony that one of the best moments in San Francisco sports history was called by the Dodgers announcer.

Scully is the gold standard for play-by-play announcers.


21 posted on 08/26/2012 10:06:31 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: EveningStar

The best announcer the Dodgers ever had was Ross Porter, the maestro of statistics.


22 posted on 08/26/2012 10:07:30 PM PDT by kingcanuteus
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To: OrangeHoof

He’s as good this year as he has ever been. It’s not like the sad final years of Harry Carey.

It’s always a pleasure to listen to a game called by Vin Scully.


23 posted on 08/26/2012 10:09:01 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: EveningStar

I started listening to Scully and Dodger games when they played at the Colisium, with a net screen for left field.

Left hand batting Wally Moon would hit them over the left field screen for homers, which were called “Moon shots.”


24 posted on 08/26/2012 10:15:03 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Signalman

I remember, as a little tyke, watching and listening to Vin Scully
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
I remember when he broke in- Must have been a S/A at that young age as I recall saying “Nah, he’ll never last, that is Red Barber’s job”......hmmmm well, ‘Kreskin’ ain’t my name.
<:<:

BTW that is Snider and Podres....and how could you leave off my idol and hero, Pee Wee Reese....?


25 posted on 08/26/2012 10:16:17 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: MediaMole

Scully is truly amazing. I’m a White Sox fan, but I have the MLB Extra Innings package, so come 10PM or so I’m often watching a Dodger game.

He does the games alone, and is absolutely on top, not only of every aspect of the game at hand (game situation, bench players avaialble, etc.), but of all facets of baseball: prospects, goings-on with other teams, rumor mills. It’s actually a little freakish.

I remember Harry Caray’s last few years - when he was a few years yonger than Scully - and sadly, he was somewhat of a joke. He was able to get away with it because he was larger than the game, really a unique character. But he had nothing like Scully’s encyclopedic understanding of major league baseball.

I hope the guy goes another 10 years!

Hank


26 posted on 08/26/2012 10:57:37 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Who is #2? (announcing for the same team, most consecutive years?)


27 posted on 08/27/2012 3:30:01 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: onedoug

Ping


28 posted on 08/27/2012 3:39:30 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: stylecouncilor

Yay Vinnie!

Though I always loved Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese calling the CBS Game Of The Week too.


29 posted on 08/27/2012 4:36:57 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug
Though I always loved Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese calling the CBS Game Of The Week too.

"As you seen on your screen, he done slud into the base a-head of the ball."

My Dad, an English major loved Ole Diz. My Mom, an English major, cringed when she heard him speak.

Dad would tell people he majored in English and Mom minored in it, so he made major mistakes and she made minor ones.

Mom taught high school English for fifty years

30 posted on 08/27/2012 4:46:14 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: EveningStar
Scully is truly the last link to the days when radio announcers were everything in a baseball game. Once Scully passes from the scene, we will lose the last link to the zenith years of baseball in the 1940's and 1950's.
31 posted on 08/27/2012 5:41:42 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: EveningStar
Good news indeed.

2013 looks like being very promising for The Dodgers.

32 posted on 08/27/2012 7:25:58 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: EveningStar

They interview Vin on MLB network he claim that he think Dodgers may have a team this year he said oh well I think I stick around call the World series games LOL!


33 posted on 08/27/2012 8:27:47 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: scrabblehack

I’d guess maybe Ernie Harwell with the Tigers?

Hank


34 posted on 08/27/2012 5:44:44 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Wow, I wouldn’t have guessed they kept records on this.

http://baseball.about.com/od/baseballinpopculture/tp/top10broadcasters.htm

1. Vin Scully, Dodgers (64 years)
2. Jack Buck, Cardinals (48 years)
3. Bob Uecker, Brewers (42 years)
4. Ernie Harwell, Tigers (32 years consecutive, 42 overall)


35 posted on 08/27/2012 6:54:41 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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