Vincent Edward “Vin” Scully is an American sportscaster. His 67 seasons with the Dodgers, starting in Brooklyn in 1950 and ending in 2016, constitute the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history, and he is second only to Tommy Lasorda (by one year) in terms of number of years with the Dodgers organization in any capacity. He retired in 2016, ending his record-breaking run as their play-by-play announcer. He is considered by many to be the greatest baseball broadcaster of all time, according to fan rankings, Bleacher Report and Fox Sports.
I Guess My Thermometer For My Baseball Fever Is Still A Goose Bump.
I've Told Several Writers This, And, Again, I Get Back To It, But If You Want To Make God Smile, Tell Him Your Plans.
It's A Wonderful Feeling To Be A Bridge To The Past And To Unite Generations. The Sport Of Baseball Does That, And I Am Just A Part Of It.
The Roar Of The Crowd Has Always Been The Sweetest Music. It's Intoxicating.
One Of My Favorite Expressions Ever Uttered By A Player Is Roy Campanella's Line About How, In Order To Be A Major-league Player, You Have To Have A Lot Of Little Boy In You.
It's A Wonderful Feeling Being A Bridge To The Past And Unite Generations.
To Be Honest, I've Never Been Interested In How Many Games I've Done And Seen. It Doesn't Mean Anything To Anybody. All I Know Is I'm Eternally Grateful For Having Been Allowed To Work So Many Games.
I Don't Like To Be Alone, But I Do Cherish The Moments That I'm Alone With A Good Book.
When I Was Very Small, Maybe 8 Years Old, We Had A Big Radio That Stood On Four Legs, And It Had A Cross Piece Underneath It, And I Used To Take A Pillow And Crawl Under The Radio.
The Game Is Just One Long Conversation, And I'm Anticipating That, And I Will Say Things Like 'Did You Know That?' Or 'You're Probably Wondering Why.' I'm Really Just Conversing Rather Than Just Doing Play-by-play. I Never Thought Of Myself As Having A Style. I Don't Use Key Words. And The Best Thing I Do? I Shut Up.
If I Categorized Home Runs That I've Seen, Without A Doubt The Monumental One Is Henry's... But I've Seen A Lot Of Classic, Great Home Runs. Gibson's Was Probably The Most Theatrical Home Run I've Ever Seen.
On Radio, You're In Your Own Little World. Every Time I'd Be Doing A Possible No-hitter - I Think I've Done Something Like 25 No-hitters And A Couple Of Perfect Games - I Would Always Put The Date On The Tape. Not For Me, But For The Player, So That 25 Or 30 Years Later When He's Playing It For His Kids Or Grandkids, You Have That Date.
It's A Great Time Of The Year... If You Can Stand It.
As Long As You Live Keep Smiling Because It Brightens Everybody's Day.
That Really Is My Trademark. Day To Day, Week In, Week Out. If Something Happens And The Crowd Roars, I Shut Up.
It's Easier To Pick Off A Fast Runner Than To Pick Off A Lazy Runner.
Don't Let The Winds Blow Your Dreams Away... Or Steal Your Faith In God.
I'm Not A Military General, A Business Guru, Not A Philosopher Or Author. It's Only Me.
If I Can Get A Story About A Player, I Would Give You A Ship Load Of Numbers, Batting Averages And All Just For That One Precious Story. That's The Kind Of Thing That I Love To Do.
I Think When I First Started, I Tried To Make Believe I Was In The Ballpark, Sitting Next To Somebody And Just Talking. And If You Go To A Ballgame, And You Sit There, You're Not Going To Talk Pitches For Three Hours.
Be A Bobbed Cork: When You Are Pushed Down, Bob Up.
Thank You For Sneaking Your Transistor Under The Pillow As You Grew Up Loving The Tigers. God Has A New Adventure For Me.
Good Is Not Good When Better Is Expected.
Andre Dawson Has A Bruised Knee And Is Listed As Day-to-day. Aren't We All?
In All Honesty, Once You Become A Professional, Number One, You're No Longer A Fan. I Don't Root For The Dodgers, Really. I Just Try To Do The Game As Best I Can. And The Winning And The Losing Will Take Care Of Itself.
I Try To Call The Play As Quickly As I Possibly Can And Then Shut Up And Let The Crowd Roar Because, To Me, The Crowd Is The Most Wonderful Thing In The Whole World When It's Making Noise.
I'm Going To Sit Back, Light Up, And Hope I Don't Chew The Cigarette To Pieces.
Almost All Of Us Growing Up Have Played Baseball On Some Level. It Has An Inside Track With People. It Has A Unifying Effect.
You Can Almost Taste The Pressure Now.
Statistics Are Used Much Like A Drunk Uses A Lamppost: For Support, Not Illumination.
I Really Love Baseball. The Guys And The Game, And I Love The Challenge Of Describing Things. The Only Thing I Hate - And I Know You Have To Be Realistic And Pay The Bills In This Life - Is The Loneliness On The Road.
Losing Feels Worse Than Winning Feels Good.