Vin Scully Celebrates 60 Years in Dodger Blue

Vin Scully has and always will be the "Voice of the Dodgers"

By John Adams
|  Monday, Apr 19, 2010  |  Updated 6:28 AM PDT
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Vin Scully Celebrates 60 Years in Dodger Blue

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Vin Scully celebrates his 60 year anniversary as a Dodger's announcer.

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The one constant in the longtime rivalry between the Dodgers and Giants has been Vin Scully, who on Sunday will mark the 60th anniversary of his first day in the Dodgers' broadcast booth with Red Barber and Connie Desmond.

There is no doubt that in the past 60 years, Scully has seen more than a few memorable moments and amazing players.

"That first team, the so-called 'Boys of Summer,' that was my graduating class," explained Scully to the Associated Press.  "I mean, look at the team then. I had Don Newcombe, Gil Hodges, Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Billy Cox, Roy Campanella, Duke Snider, Carl Furillo and Carl Erskine. That was such an amazing collection of players, so I guess that was the team that made the most impression on me.

"I feel only overwhelming gratitude," said Scully. "You feel blessed that you've lived that long, that you've been allowed to do what you love to do for that long, and that my health has held up all those years. It's humbling to think that you've been that fortunate and that God has blessed you with that time.

Some Scully highlights:

  • Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series between the New York Mets and Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • Hank Aaron's home run against the Dodgers that tied Babe Ruth's record.
  • Fernando Valenzuela's no-hitter against the Cardinals.

And who can forget this call:

Now, it is your turn to share with us your favorite Vin Scully memory or call.  Leave your comment below.

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