Le­gend Vin Scully calls fi­nal game in Hall of Fame broad­cast­ing ca­reer

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Janie Mccauley

SAN FRAN­CISCO >> Vin Scully’s iconic voice on the videoboard wel­comed a sell­out crowd to Game No. 162, the reg­u­lar-sea­son fi­nale, yes, and more notably the last of his dec­o­rated, Hall of Fame broad­cast­ing ca­reer.

“It’s time for Gi­ant-Dodger base­ball, the great­est ri­valry in all of pro­fes­sional sports,” Scully de­clared.

Scully at­tended morn­ing Mass in the ball­park as is his usual Sun­day rou­tine and then headed for his booth to work as he has done for an as­tound­ing 67 years — ex­actly 80 years af­ter he be­came a Giants fan at age 8 in the Bronx.

“It was as if it was or­dained,” Scully said dur­ing San Fran­cisco’s 7-1 win that se­cured the Giants the sec­ond NL wild card. “I hope you’re en­joy­ing it and I hope I’m not in­ter­rupt­ing it too much.”

San Fran­cisco man­ager Bruce Bochy cher­ished his chance to visit with Scully last week at Dodger Sta­dium, and to be part of Scully’s spe­cial farewell Sun­day.

“This is his last game, and we’re hon­ored to think he’d come up here, 80 years to the day that he be­came a Giants fan,” Bochy said. “That’s pretty amaz­ing, isn’t it? Not just a tremen­dous body of work but how long he’s been do­ing it and how great he still is. So it’s pretty cool.”

Fans in the sell­out crowd turned to look up at Scully with their stand­ing ova­tion and held signs as a Scully video wel­comed fans on the score­board shortly be­fore first pitch at AT&T Park, where he has been rid­ing in and out of the ball­park on Hall of Famer Wil­lie Mays’ golf cart and had some time to rem­i­nisce with the Say Hey Kid on Satur­day.

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