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Thursday, 05 October 2006 01:31

Vin ScullyRichard Sandomir of the NY Times does a retrospective on broadcasting legend, Vin Scully in today's NY Times. The article mostly covers Scully's time with the Dodgers when they were in Brooklyn.

Sandomir covers Scully's call at home last night during Game 1 of the Dodgers v. Mets ALDS game.

“Here comes a throw on that runner and here comes another runner, and Lo Duca is going to tag both of them out and the Dodgers become the Brooklyn Dodgers of old,” Scully said during the second inning of Game 1 of the Dodgers-Mets National League Division Series. He sprinkled in a tale about Babe Herman tripling into a double play — a joke about the bad old Bums. And he said, “We turn the clock back to the daffy days of the Brooklyn Dodgers.”

Scully’s lyrical voice has belonged to Los Angeles for so long that only older fans can recall Scully’s time with the Dodgers in Brooklyn from 1950 to 1957 after growing up in the Bronx and in Washington Heights. His last known address in New York was 869 West 180th Street; he took the subway to Ebbets Field during his first Dodgers season.

He called three Subway Series in his Brooklyn years, in 1953, 1955 and 1956. By then, he was living in Bogota, N.J., and his red-haired mother, Bridget, was listening to her son call Game 7 of the 1955 Series, the one in which the Dodgers, behind Johnny Podres, finally beat the Yankees.

“It got tight in the sixth, and when she was getting nervous, she walked our dog Blackie,” Scully said during an interview in a cramped radio booth before yesterday’s game. “In the seventh, same thing, more pressure, she’s anxious, she walked Blackie. Then in the ninth, the Dodgers are three outs away from winning their only world’s championship, she feels the pressure, she gets the leash, but she can’t find Blackie. The dog’s hiding.” 

(The NY Times)

 
 
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