My first memories of the Los Angeles Dodgers is the voice of Vin Scully. I received a radio as a gift and put it to good use during the 1973 season (to the best of my memory) as I luckily stumbled across a Dodgers broadcast early that summer. I could only get the feed after 9:00 p.m. local time which was usually during the 4th or 5th inning, but I would listen to Vinny and Jerry Doggett call the action. After 10:00 I would listen for my mother to walk down the hall and turn down the sound and hide the radio in case she came into the bedroom.
Now I can see/hear Mr. Scully every game via Directv or MLB.com, or at least the games he still works in. I will cherish this season mostly because this could be our last listening to the legendary voice.
My favorite memories of Vin Scully’s call was his “Garvey, Lopes, Russell, and Cey” as he set the infield defensive lineup, and he would do this most innings, or so I remember.
Now that I can see/hear his entire broadcast, I love his opening line, “It’s time for Dodger Baseball! Hi everybody and a very pleasant evening wherever you may be.”
Vin Scully is Dodger baseball to most of us. Thanks for the wonderful memories.