By Adam W. Bloom
As a native Los Angelino, I had the incredible good fortune to grow up listening to Vin Scully call Dodger games. I have argued with many that he is the very best baseball broadcaster of all time. Of course my bias stems from Vin’s ability to take me back to my youth – playing baseball in the street while listening to him call games on our portable boom box. Vin has a voice that can only be described as a perfect Sunday afternoon. As we celebrate his decision to return to calling games next year, his 66th season doing so, we look back at some of the classic photos of this living legend…
5. Vin hosted ‘The Vin Scully Show’ in 1972 – pictured here with guest Lawrence Welk.
4. Vin Scully also co-hosted the TV show ‘Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes’ with Phyllis George in 1977.
3. Another classic ‘Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes’ photo with Connie Stevens and Flip Wilson.
2. Vin posing with former manager Tommy Lasorda at a special star ceremony honoring the Los Angeles Dodgers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008.
1. Vin was honored as the grand marshal of this year’s 125th Tournament of Roses Parade.