Vin Scully’s Last Days

by on September 26, 2016

After 67 years, Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is calling it quits. And fittingly, his last broadcast will occur against the San Francisco Giants.

Scully has been at this so long that he began as the announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers. As a Giants fan growing up in Dodger country in the pre-cable tv era, Vin Scully was my chief access to hearing major league baseball. He is the greatest sports radio announcer in history.

If you have enjoyed Scully, I recommend reading this  piece I wrote on Scully in 2012 to commemorate Vin Scully bobblehead night. His longevity record will never be broken, and no sports announcer will ever match the impact he had on his audience.

Randy Shaw heard Scully’s call of Sandy Koufax’s perfect game live in 1965. He was rooting against Koufax.


Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw is the author of four books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. His new book is The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

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