He was a celeb past the baseball world as properly, named the grand marshal of the Event of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Yr’s Day 2015.
He narrated a succession of huge occasions of baseball historical past, and knew when to stay quiet.
Mr. Scully was on the microphone in 1955 when the Brooklyn Dodgers received their solely World Sequence championship, and in 1956 when Don Larsen of the Yankees pitched an ideal sport in opposition to the Dodgers within the World Sequence.
When Sandy Koufax retired all 27 Chicago Cubs batters at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 9, 1965, Mr. Scully positioned his stamp on the second:
“On the scoreboard in proper discipline, it’s 9:46 within the Metropolis of the Angels, Los Angeles, California. And a crowd of 29,139 simply sitting in to see the one pitcher in baseball historical past to hurl 4 no-hit, no-run video games. He has achieved it 4 straight years and now he caps it: On his fourth no-hitter, he made it an ideal sport. And Sandy Koufax, whose title will at all times remind you of strikeouts, did it with a flurry. He struck out the final six consecutive batters. So when he wrote his title in capital letters within the document books, that Okay stands out much more than the O-U-F-A-X.”
When Hank Aaron of the Braves hit his 715th residence run, breaking Babe Ruth’s document, on April 8, 1974, in Atlanta in opposition to the Dodgers, Mr. Scully mentioned merely: “To the fence. It’s gone.”
He then walked to the again of the printed sales space, took his headset off, had a sip of espresso and waited because the roar of the gang resounded.
Lastly, he returned to the microphone: “What a wonderful second for baseball. What a wonderful second for Atlanta and the State of Georgia. What a wonderful second for the nation and the world. A Black man is getting a standing ovation within the Deep South for breaking a document of an all-time baseball idol.”