A Vin Scully tribute at Oracle Park. Aug 2, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; After the game at Oracle Park between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, the video board displays a tribute to Vin Scully who passed away earlier in the day. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The announcement of the passing of famed MLB and Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully at 94 Tuesday night led to a lot of tributes. But something that particularly stood out was how many people spoke about Scully’s ability to work stories into the flow of game broadcasts. On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, many shared clips showing Scully (an Oracle Park tribute to him following Tuesday’s DodgersSan Francisco Giants game is shown above) smoothly mixing stories with calls of the action:

Another notable memory was a time when Scully simply went quiet:

Scully called MLB games nationally for CBS Radio (1977-82, 1990-97) and NBC (1983-89), as well as for 67 years with the Dodgers beginning in Brooklyn in 1950 and following them on their 1958 move to Los Angeles. He also called NFL and PGA Tour events for CBS from 1975-82. Across all of those events, he demonstrated an incredible ability to work in color and stories while still staying on top of the game action. He’ll be greatly missed.

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