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.
RIP Vin Scully. _ The greatest broadcaster of all time and the voice of one of the most legendary calls in our history. pic.twitter.com/6B6bilKbrW
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 3, 2022
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.
Vin Scully filled the stills with breathtaking stories and the highlights with stillness.
After Kirk Gibson’s home run landed, Vin Scully didn’t speak for more than a minutepic.twitter.com/vGgMrUYNwF
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 3, 2022
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.
It was only right that Vin Scully was on call when Hank Aaron broke the all-time home run record pic.twitter.com/PeG4CsNv6m
– Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) August 3, 2022
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.
Vin Scully calls Joe Carter’s World Series Walk-off HR in ’93. __
– Tim and his friends (@timandfriends) August 3, 2022
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.
The man who miced the 1981 NFC Championship game for “The Catch” was… Vin Scully. pic.twitter.com/NQFVzG4CbE
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 3, 2022
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