Here are some of Vin Scully’s most memorable calls and quotes

Legendary announcer for the Dodgers Vin Scully died Tuesday at the age of 94. Here are some of his most memorable calls and quotes from his acclaimed career:

“They looked to him all year long [Kirk Gibson] to kindle the fire and throughout the year he fulfilled the demands. High-flying ball into right field. She is gone! [pause] In a year that was so unlikely, the impossible happened.”

“Sometimes it seems like he’s playing underwater.” – on Bobby Bonilla

“There’s a bouncer over the hill, over second base, Mantilla is up with that, pitch low and up wild…Hodges scores, we’re going to Chicago! [crowd noise for a nice long while] The Cinderella team [1959 Los Angeles Dodgers] of the national league”.

“First comes a small roll, behind the bag! It goes through Buckner! Here comes Knight and the Mets win!” – World Championship 1986

On his cool demeanor when he called out the Brooklyn Dodgers’ only World Series title in 1955: “The last time I was out of the game in the finals, I said, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, the Brooklyn Dodgers are the world champions.’ Then I stopped and said nothing more. All winter people would ask me, ‘How could you be so calm?’ Well, the truth is, I was so emotionally overwhelmed by all of this that I think I would have cried if I had to say another word.”

“When he runs, it’s downhill.” – on Maury Wills

Andre Dawson has a bruised knee and is listed as daily. [pause] Aren’t we all?”

“Football is to baseball what blackjack is to bridge. One is the fast jerk. The other is the deliberate, slow game of skill, but never has there been a sport more televised than baseball. It’s all there in front of you. It’s really theatre. The star is the limelight on the hill, the supporting cast fans out around him, the game’s mathematical precision moves with the kind of inevitability of Greek tragedy. With the Greek Choir in the stands!”

“He’s hitting like he’s double parked.” – on Bob Gibson

“He is like a tailor; a little here, a little there and that’s it, have a seat.” – accept Tom Glavine

“How good was Stan Musical? He was good enough to take your breath away.”

“There’s only a moment in a man’s life between the All-Star Game and a game of old timers.”

“It’s the passing on of a great American tradition. It is sad. I really and truly feel that. It’s going to leave a huge window, to use a Washington word, where people don’t get Major League Baseball, and I think that’s a tragedy. – at the last “NBC Game of the Week” on October 9, 1989.

“I came home to listen to a football game – there were no other sports – and I grabbed a pillow and crawled under the radio so that the loudspeaker and the roar of the crowd flooded me. and I would just get goosebumps like you can’t believe. And I knew that of all the things in this world that I wanted, I wanted to be that guy who said whatever, home run or touchdown. It just really got to me.”

Roberto Clemens could catch the ball in New York and kick a guy out in Pittsburgh.”

His final words as a Dodgers broadcaster:

“You know, friends, so many people have congratulated me on my 67-year career in baseball and wished me a wonderful retirement with my family, and now all I have to say is my wish. May God give you a rainbow for every storm; for every tear a smile; for every care a promise; and a blessing in every trial. For every problem life seems to share a loyal friend; for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for every prayer. You and I have been friends for a long time, but I know in my heart that I have always needed you more than you have ever needed me and I will miss our time together more than I can say. But guess what, there will It’ll be a new day and finally a new year, and when the oncoming winter gives way to spring, oh rest assured, it’s time for Dodger baseball again. So this is Vin Scully wishing you a nice good afternoon wherever you may be.”

https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2022-08-02/here-are-some-of-vin-scullys-most-memorable-calls-and-quotes Here are some of Vin Scully’s most memorable calls and quotes

Emma Bowman

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