Vin Scully holds the distinction of the longest consecutive service of any current major league broadcaster for one team. When you think of Vin Scully, you think of the Dodgers.
Born in the Bronx on November 27, 1927, Scully began his broadcasting career while attending Fordham University. He announced baseball games over the University’s radio station and also got some experience “in the field” by playing for the team for two seasons.
A year after graduating, Vin joined the Dodgers in 1950, where he worked alongside Radio Hall of Famer and baseball legend Red Barber.
Because he has been with the Dodgers both in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, Scully has described the heroics of some of the greatest players of the second half of the 20th century. The exploits of Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax, as well as the world championship seasons of 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981 and 1988, have unfolded before the perceptive eyes of Vin Scully. In 1965, Scully brought the thrill of Sandy Koufax’s perfect game to Dodger fans everywhere.
Scully is so well-regarded for his mastery of the English language and his enviable demeanor that the “voice of the Dodgers” has become the “voice of the World Series” year after year for the CBS Radio Network. In 1976, Dodger fans voted Scully the “most memorable personality” in Los Angeles Dodger history.
Vin Scully was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.