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Buckner’s Error, Gibson’s homer under the legendary Scully Calls

Legendary TV presenter Vin Scully died Tuesday night at the age of 94. The voice of the Dodgers had an iconic career calling games for the MLB franchise for 67 years in addition to countless national broadcasts.

Scully was in the locker room for some of the greatest moments in the history of the sport. Some of the Hall of Fame broadcaster’s invocations are almost as memorable as the plays themselves.

Here’s a look at five of Scully’s best calls of his broadcasting career.

Bill Buckner’s mistake

In Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, the New York Mets pulled off one of the most unlikely comebacks of all time to extend the Boston Red Sox’s championship losing streak. Whenever baseball fans think about Boston’s first baseman allowing the game-winning run to score, Scully’s “It gets through Buckner!” comes to mind. I often think of.

Kirk Gibson’s home run

An injured Gibson cautiously walked to the plate before his two-run homer gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-4 Game 1 win of the 1988 World Series. Scully summed up the play and the Dodgers’ season perfectly by saying, “In a year so unlikely, the impossible happened!” after Gibson rounded the bases.

Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s record

Aaron hit his 715th career home run on April 8, 1974, breaking the all-time record held by Babe Ruth for 39 years. Scully’s call perfectly captured one of the greatest moments in MLB history.

Joe Carter wins the World Series

Only two World Series ended with a walkoff home run, and luckily, Scully was on the last one. Carter’s home run against Mitch Williams in Game 6 of the 1993 Fall Classic gave the Toronto Blue Jays their second straight championship.

The catch

Scully was such an outstanding presenter that he had legendary moments outside of baseball. He was on Dwight Clark’s touchdown reception in the NFC championship game that sent the San Francisco 49ers to the 1982 Super Bowl.


Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully smiles in a broadcast booth in Los Angeles

Photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok

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