Number 3: Vin Scully
Scully may have announced national broadcasts and football games, but he is a Dodger. He is the voice of the Dodgers. Scully is one of the best storytellers of all-time. Oh, and he is also arguably the greatest announcer of all-time. Dodger fans were lucky enough to have him be the voice of their team.
These fans know just how lucky they were. His retirement was a big event. Fans filled into Dodger stadium for Vin Scully’s farewell ceremony and they greeted him with deafening roars. It is no secret that Dodger fans absolutely adore Vin.
He was the voice of so many great moments. His most notable for some was his call of the Kirk Gibson home run. His “she is gone” call could not have been scripted any better. To this day I get goosebumps when listening to Vin Scully say “In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened”
I get goosebumps and I wasn’t even alive to see this magical moment live. I could only imagine how fans who lived the moment feel when that clip is played. Aside from that call, Scully just has so many moments. Whether it was about the game, a child in the stands or a story about a player, Scully found a way to connect with fans. Scully knew exactly what to say and when to say it. His voice was golden and his stories were even better. Scully is and always will be a fan favorite.