|Houston Sports 610 announcers Nick Wright and John Lopez|
Hearing it revealed why the 59 year Hall of Fame announcer with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Vin Scully, is so beloved and has such long lasting popularity.
|Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball announcer, Vin Scully|
This from Major League Baseball Fan Site: "When Vin Scully talks, we listen. During Monday night’s Braves-Dodgers game, Scully narrated a story about Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes…and how he was once attacked by a wolf as a child."
In the fan web site, I can't believe some fans were actually criticizing Scully for this. I applaud him for this and think this is what makes him so beloved by baseball fans.
May 25, 2015: Vin Scully tells personal story of young Johnny Gomes, while announcing his at bat vs the Dodgers :
This from the official web site of Vin Scully: "Vin Scully, whose status as one of the top sportscasters in history was reaffirmed recently when he was named as “baseball’s all-time best broadcaster,” is in his 59th season as the “Voice of the Dodgers.” The Hall of Famer’s 59 years of consecutive service with the Dodgers is the longest of any current sports broadcaster with one team. In the 2005 book “Voices of Summer” by Curt Smith, Scully was named as baseball's all-time best broadcaster based on “longevity, continuity, network coverage, kudos, language, popularity, persona, voice knowledge and miscellany.”
From MLB You Tube: Here is Vin Scully announcing Hank Aaron's historic 715th home run which surpassed Babe Ruth's long standing record on April 8, 1974 in Atlanta:
Tales congratulates Hall of Fame broadcaster, Vin Scully, for his long and continuing baseball broadcasting of excellence. He is definitely near the top, if not the top baseball announcers of all time. As Bum Phillips would say, it wouldn't take long to call the roll of the best of the best baseball announcers, and Vin Scully's name would be one of those few that were called.