Most amazing Sports broadcaster in sports history.
May 20, 2009
Vin Scully is one of the greatest sportscasters of all time. He is going on six full decades as the broadcaster of the Dodgers organization. He has been a member of the Dodgers for solong that he originally was hired while they were still in Brooklyn. As a matter of fact, the only person with the same team longer than Vin Scully is Tommy Lasorda, who joined only one year prior.
Vin Scully has a very colorful and extremely informative style of broadcasting. He also has a very distinct and unique voice. It is refreshing to hear his voice every time the game starts and you hear "It's time once again for Dodgers baseball" as he has said it for so many years.
Vin Scully was honored with the Sportscaster of the Century award in 2000 by the American Sportscaster's Association.
In 2009 the same organization, the American Sportscaster's Associaion named him the greatest sportscaster of all time going up against 49 other sportscasters including Jack Buck and Harry Caray.
Scully had a very humble upbringing, doing several tough jobs before going to school for broadcasting. He bounced around for several years with different jobs within the radio industry before he landed the job that would eventually make his career.
He does not often get excited and has several unique ideaologies about broadcasting. Remain calm, even when the moment is exciting, keep it short and simple, and let the crowd tell the tale. When the Dodgers won their World Series Championships, he was calm, though he didn't always remain quiet. When Hank Aaron overtook Babe Ruth for the all time homerun record, he remained calm, but not silent. When Bill Buckner gaffed on the last out of game six in the 1986 World Series to lose his team the game, he ramained calm, and he remained silent letting the crowd tell the story to the people. He also did this after Kirk Gibson hit the game winning, walk off homerun in the 1988 World Series.
Keep watching this man because he is expected to retire in 2010. If you've never heard him call a game, hurry up and get it done. Do whatever you can to take in as much Vin Scully as you can as fast as you can.
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May 19, 2009
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Vincent Edward "Vin" Scully (born November 29, 1927 in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. His 59-year tenure with the Dodgers (1950-present) is the longest of any broadcaster with a single club in professional sports history, and he's second only to Tommy Lasorda in terms of length of years with the Dodgers organization in any capacity (Lasorda joined the team a year before Scully). Named California Sportscaster of the Year twenty-eight times, he received the Ford Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, and was honored with a Life Achievement Emmy Award for sportscasting and induction into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995. He was named Broadcaster of the Century by the American Sportscasters Association (ASA) in 2000. In 2009, the ASA named him the top sportscaster of all-time on its list of the Top 50.