MLB – 1979 – ImaSportsphile Special – Legendary Vin Scully Not Realizing Camera Is Still Running


Vincent Edward Scully (born November 29, 1927) is an American retired sportscaster….who is best known for his 67 seasons calling games for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers….after beginning in 1950….when the franchise was located in Brooklyn….and ending in 2016. His run constitutes the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history….and he is second only to Tommy Lasorda by two years in terms of number of years associated with the Dodgers organization in any capacity.  He retired at age 88 in 2016, ending his record-breaking run as their play-by-play announcer.  

In his final season behind the mike….Scully announced most Dodger home games….along with selected road games on SportsNet LA television and KLAC radio. He is known for his dulcet voice, lyrically descriptive style, and signature introduction to Dodger games: “It’s time for Dodger baseball! Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good afternoon/evening to you, wherever you may be.” 

He is considered by many to be the greatest baseball broadcaster of all time, according to fan rankings, Bleacher Report and Fox Sports…..and that like many sports subjects….is one for discussion…..but suffice to say, Vin Scully is a baseball broadcasting legend of the highest level….and because of that, this video becomes even more of a rare “precious jewel” in our treasure chest of memories….cuz we’ve got Vin Scully when he doesn’t know the camera is still rolling….talk about rare footage.

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