RIP, Vin Scully

“I began listening to the Dodgers and announcer Vin Scully on a transistor radio when I was nine years old,” I recalled in 2015.

“At night, I’d listen to the game while I was supposed to be sleeping. Sometimes I’d doze off, and my dad would come into my room to turn off the radio. It was a nightly routine — for both of us.”

When I worked at The Chronicle, I met Vin at Pac Bell Park when he was announcing a Dodger-Giant game.

I had a press pass, and I walked right into the announcer’s booth to shake his hand. He was startled but gracious.

RIP, Vin, the voice of the Dodgers. Thanks for a lifetime of memories.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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