SAN FRANCISCO—Sunday’s game at AT&T Park on October 2 against the San Francisco Giants marked the end of an era for Dodger baseball, as broadcast legend Vin Scully retired after 67 years of service.
Scully ended his career with a familiar eloquence, bidding farewell to the sport he loved for so long. “You and I have been friends for a long time, but I know in my heart that I’ve always needed you more than you’ve needed me, and I’ll miss our time together more than I can say. But you know what- there will be a new day, and eventually a new year. And when the upcoming winter gives way to spring, rest assured it will be time for Dodger baseball. So this is Vin Scully, wishing you a very pleasant good afternoon, wherever you may be,” said Scully.
It was a fitting end to a great career, and Scully was treated with proper respect throughout the day. The legendary announcer was visited by baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays and Giants President Larry Baer following a pre-game video tribute by the opposing Giants.
The Bronx native left baseball in peace, retiring to a pleasant life surrounded by family. Joe Davis will succeed Scully in broadcasting for the Dodgers after spending last season covering road games for SportsNet LA.