Vin Scully holds the distinction of the longest consecutive service
of any current major league broadcaster for one team. When you think
of Vin Scully, you think of the Dodgers.
Born in the Bronx on November 27, 1927, Scully began his broadcasting
career while attending Fordham University. He announced baseball
games over the Universitys radio station and also got some
experience in the field by playing for the team for
A year after graduating, Vin joined the Dodgers in 1950, where
he worked alongside Radio Hall of Famer and baseball legend Red
Because he has been with the Dodgers both in Brooklyn and Los Angeles,
Scully has described the heroics of some of the greatest players
of the second half of the 20th century. The exploits of Jackie Robinson,
Duke Snider, Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax, as well as the world
championship seasons of 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981 and 1988, have unfolded
before the perceptive eyes of Vin Scully. In 1965, Scully brought
the thrill of Sandy Koufaxs perfect game to Dodger fans everywhere.
Scully is so well-regarded for his mastery of the English language
and his enviable demeanor that the voice of the Dodgers
has become the voice of the World Series year after
year for the CBS Radio Network. In 1976, Dodger fans voted Scully
the most memorable personality in Los Angeles Dodger
Vin Scully was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.
Pull up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story
A biography of Vin Scully
In Pull up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story, Curt Smith, described by USA Today as "the voice of authority on baseball broadcasting", provides the first-ever biography of the Radio Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers announcer.
Among the stories you'll find in Pull up a Chair: Scully's youth as a Giants fan in the Bronx, only to become a famed broadcaster for the Dodgers; his days at NBC Game of the Week setting the standard for network baseball; his 1965 call of Sandy Koufax's perfect game - perhaps the greatest sports call ever.
Pull up a Chair has been described as "a brilliant tour de force" by Tom DeFrank of the New York Daily News, and USA Today's Christine Brennan called it "a wonderful gift". Brennan said: "It is fitting that Curt Smith write this book. No one knows basebally broadcasters as well as he does.
Pull up a Chair is available at Barnes & Noble and other local bookstores, and on Amazon.com.
Read an interview on USAToday.com with Curt Smith
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