"Vin Scully ends his 67-year career as voice of the Dodgers" PBS NewsHour 10/4/2016
SUMMARY: After 67 years in the broadcast booth as a sportscaster for the Dodgers, Vincent “Vin” Scully is retiring. On Sunday, he called his last game in Los Angeles, but he has been with the team since it was in Brooklyn. Jeffrey Brown spoke with the baseball legend in 2009 about why he prefers to be the sole commentator of a game and the thrill he gets from the crowd.
GWEN IFILL (NewsHour): As the baseball playoffs get under way, one of the game's legendary figures, Vin Scully, is signing off; 88-year-old Scully called his last Los Angeles Dodgers game on Sunday. That closed an incredible 67-year career that started back when the Dodgers called Brooklyn home.
Jeffrey Brown spent a day at the ballpark with Scully in 2009.
Here's an excerpt of that profile.
VIN SCULLY, Broadcaster, Los Angeles Dodgers: It's time for Dodger baseball.
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)
JEFFREY BROWN (NewsHour): It's a voice that generations of Dodger fans have grown up with, savored, loved.....
VIN SCULLY: Ground ball to third, backhanded by Blake. He straightens up to throw him out. Easy inning for Randy Wolf.
JEFFREY BROWN: ......In Los Angeles, but also, incredibly, going all the way back to Brooklyn in the 1950s.
VIN SCULLY: The pitch at the right ankle of Andres Torres. Ball one.
Now, admittedly, there are days where you think, you know, I'd rather sit under a tree and read a book than go to the ballpark.
JEFFREY BROWN: Yes. Everybody has those days, right?
VIN SCULLY: But what's great is, you come to the park, you do the routine stuff, and then the crowd comes in, and the team takes the field, and the crowd roars. And, all of a sudden, you're delighted as a kid in a candy store.