1950: The Dodgers signed Vince Scully to join the radio booth
Wonder how many people have been doing what they love since 1950? I’m talking about the Truman administration and before most Americans watched “I love Lucy”.
On this day in 1950, the Brooklyn Dodgers hired a young sports announcer named Vince Scully, He joined Red Barber and Connie Desmond in one of the most important radio networks in baseball history.
He replaced Ernie Harwell who went to work with the New York Giants but is better known for all of those great years calling Detroit Tigers’ games.
Over the years, I’ve lived in cities with good announcers like the late Chuck Thompson (Orioles) and Mark Holtz (Rangers). I never heard Scully on a daily basis but did pick him up in post season games. He was great and very elegant.
Happy anniversary Vince Scully.
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