Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story by Curt Smith

By Curt Smith

In 1950, Vin Scully broadcast his first significant league baseball (generic term) for the then–Brooklyn Dodgers. approximately sixty years later he nonetheless invitations a listener to “pull up a chair,” finishing a checklist fifty-ninth consecutive yr of play-by-play.

Recruited and mentored via the mythical pink Barber, the recent York–born Scully moved with the Dodgers to la in early 1958. His immediately recognizable voice has defined gamers from Duke Snider to Orel Hershiser to Manny Ramirez, with thousands in between.

At one time or one other, Scully has aired NBC Television’s online game of the Week, twelve All-Star video games, eighteen no-hitters, twenty-five international sequence, and community soccer, golfing, and tennis. He has made each sportscasting corridor of status; acquired an entire life Emmy success award and a celeb at the Hollywood stroll of status; and been voted “most memorable [L.A. Dodgers] franchise personality.” In 2000, the yank Sportscasters organization named Scully the Sportscaster of the 20 th Century.

The first biography of Vin Scully is lengthy past due. Curt Smith—to USA Today, “The voice of authority on baseball broadcasting”—is the best guy to jot down it. Scully opens every one broadcast through wishing listeners, “A very friendly solid afternoon.” Pull Up a Chair will supply a reader with the same.

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