New York State Baseball Hall of Fame, Class of 2017
Vincent Edward "Vin" Scully is regarded as one of the best sports announcers of all time. Scully is best known as the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. Scully has been with the team since it first originated in Brooklyn. Scully's 65 seasons with the Dodgers (1950-present) is the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history. Scully's 65 years with the Dodgers is also second by one year to only Tommy Lasorda in terms of number of years with the Dodgers ball club in any capacity. Scully, known for his soothing voice, lyrically descriptive style, and his second to none introduction of Dodger games, became the youngest man to broadcast a World Series game when he was just 25 years of age (a record that still stands to this day). Scully was born in the Bronx and after serving in the United States Navy for two years attended Fordham University where he began his career as a student broadcaster. It was in 1950 that Scully joined Red Barber and Cornelius Desmond in the Brooklyn Dodgers radio and television booths. Eight years later Scully accompanied the Dodgers to their new location in Southern California. Scully's popularity in Los Angeles had become so big that in 1976 Dodger fans voted him "most memorable personality" in the history of the franchise.