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….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….while ending his record-breaking run as their play-by-play announcer. He is known for his dulcet voice….lyrically descriptive style…..and signature introduction to Dodger games with….“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.
Joseph Henry Garagiola Sr. (February 12, 1926 – March 23, 2016) was an American professional baseball catcher….and later a legendary announcer and television host….who was popular for his colorful personality. Garagiola played nine seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, and New York Giants. He was later well known outside baseball for having been one of the regular panelists on The Today Show for many years and for his numerous appearances on game shows as a host and panelist. Garagiola returned to broadcasting NBC baseball….initially as the host of the pre-game show The Baseball World of Joe Garagiola…and then as a play-by-play announcer beginning in 1974….where he alternated play-by-play duties with Curt Gowdy on NBC until 1976….when he assumed the role full-time…..who teamed with color commentator Tony Kubek from 1976 to 1982….then in 1983, he shifted to color commentary as Vin Scully joined the network as lead play-by-play announcer….causing Kubek to join Bob Costas to form NBC’s # 2 baseball announcing duo in this era. Besides working on the Saturday Game of the Week for NBC….the team of Scully and Garagiola would call three All-Star Games in 1983, 1985 and 1987…three National League Championship Series in 1983, 1985, and 1987…and three World Series in 1984 (as seen in this vidoe herewith), 1986 and 1988. After calling the 1988 World Series with Scully….Garagiola resigned from NBC Sports.