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Saturday flashback: Celebrating Vin Scully’s 85th birthday with his greatest calls

Vin Scully turned 85 Thursday. Earlier this year, Keith Olbermann put his longevity in perspective with this tweet:

Mickey Mantle debuted in NY in an exhibition vs #Dodgers, 1951. Bryce Harper debuts vs Dodgers tonight. Announcer then and now? Vin Scully

Simply amazing.

Last year, KTLA in Los Angeles assembled a clip of Scully’s top 5 calls. There are a couple obvious ones in there, but there is a surprise or two. For instance, I only heard Milo Hamilton and Curt Gowdy’s calls of Hank Aaron’s 715th homer. You forget Scully also was there as the voice of the Dodgers.

One thought on “Saturday flashback: Celebrating Vin Scully’s 85th birthday with his greatest calls

  1. AFN Radio carried the Dodgers-Braves game where Aaron surpassed Ruth. AFN took the Dodgers feed with Vin Scully rather than the Braves feed with Milo Hamilton. Scully’s call was heard worldwide on shortwave.

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