Last Sunday Vin Scully worked the final regular season Dodgers game (against the Giants in San Francisco) and then retired as the Dodgers play-by-play announcer. He had started in 1950, before I was born and when the Dodgers were still in Brooklyn. So a pretty remarkable career.
I can't say I listened to a lot of his broadcasts. Growing up in Livermore, California I started following the Giants after they made the World Series in 1962. Scully already had a reputation as a good announcer back then and some Giants fans preferred to tune in to the Dodgers broadcast when the two rivals played. I don't recall being one of them but I certainly knew who he was and must have heard him at least a few times on the radio. So his retirement brings back thoughts of times gone by.
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