As the voice of the Dodgers for over 40 years, Vin Scully is recognized
as one of the truly great baseball announcers. To baseball fans, including
the original Brooklyn Dodgers diehards, Vin is beloved as much as the
game of baseball itself.
A native of
New York City, Scully spent two years in the Navy before he graduated
from Fordham University where he was a varsity basketball player. Scully
began his broadcasting career at WTOP-AM in Washington, D.C. In 1950,
the late Red Barber, together with Connie Desmond, chose Vin to broadcast
the Brooklyn Dodgers games. Thus began Vin's illustrious baseball broadcasting
career. In 1982 Vin rejoined the old Red Head, this time in the broadcast
wing of baseball's Hall of Fame as the recipient of the Ford Frick Award.
Vin moved with
the Dodgers when "Dem Bums" relocated to Los Angeles in 1958.
With NBC and CBS Sports, Scully has covered 12 World Series and six All-Star
Games for television as well as many of baseball's most thrilling moments.
A master of the English language, steeped in the knowledge of the sport
and with an understanding of what fans want to "see" and "hear",
Vin has enriched and refined the art of sportscasting.
Scully is the
recipient of virtually every honor which can be bestowed upon him including
the George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting. In 1985,
Vin was honored by the American Sportscasters Association with it's Sportscaster
of the Year Award.