Vin Scully Won't Be Calling Any Of The Dodgers' Postseason Games
Vin Scully really means it when he says this is the end.With this season being his last as the voice of the Dodgers for 67 years, questions lingered whether his career would extend into October, when the Dodgers will likely make the postseason. Would Scully do the home games on the radio, as usual? Would a national TV broadcaster let him take the mic for at least a game? Scully put all that speculation to rest when he told the L.A. Times on Tuesday, "I'm going to say good-bye at Dodger Stadium the last game with Colorado. I will say good-bye in San Francisco. And then that will be it."
Scully's last six regular-season broadcasts will be the Dodgers' last home stand against the Colorado Rockies from September 23 to 25, and the season finale in San Francisco against the Giants from September 30 to October 2. While most of Los Angeles has been unable to enjoy Scully's dulcet tones for the last few seasons (due to SportsNet LA only being available to Time Warner and Charter customers), his final six games will be broadcast throughout L.A. on KTLA 5.
The workload of the 88-year-old Scully had lightened in the last decade, as he primarily calls only home games and a few West Coast road games. With the Dodgers closing out the season in what appears to be a tight pennant race against the rival Giants in San Francisco, Scully says it was fitting he would end his career at the Giants' home park.
Growing up a Giants fan in Manhattan, Scully's love of baseball was sparked by the pity he felt for the team when he saw the score of Game 2 of the 1936 World Series: New York Yankees 18, New York Giants 4. His broadcasting career will end 80 years to the date of that score at the current home of the Giants, in what he told the L.A. Times will be a "fitting conclusion."
Scully has been with the team for 13 National League pennants and all six of their World Series titles, but there's no doubt which postseason moment is his most legendary: