Happy 85th Birthday Vin Scully Cool Black and White Pictures

Happy 85th birthday Vin Scully!

Last year my friend Abby, who I met two years ago at the SABR convention in Long Beach sent me this cool book

the photos are  from Barney Stein the Dodgers Team photographer

Here is Vin with Barney.

Vin with Terry O’Malley

this is what Vin says about Terry:

Vin with aviator glasses

This is what Vin says about the aviator glasses

Vin in the radio booth.  the hand holding papers and writing is Allan Roth

This is what Vin says about Allan Roth who was his “computer” for all information.  This is part of what it says in there:

As far as Allan (Roth) was concerned, Allan had a briefcase which equated with Mary Poppins’s bag.  You’d turn and say something like, “how many double plays have they turned?’ or whatever, and he’d reach in and pull out something and come up with the answer.  we were not as statistically minded as we are today.  and of course, Allan was a hockey statistician who sold his ideas to Branch Rickey, who then hired him in Brooklyn.”    

I love all the black and white pictures in this book.

In the words of Hilda Chester:

VIN SCULLY!  I LOVE YOU!

3 Comments

Vin is the man! The voice of baseball and a living, breathing national treasure. Great retrospective, Emma and Happy Birthday, Vin!
— Kristen

Kristen,
You should retweet the tweet from the @Dodgers at 10 AM for a chance to meet with Vin Scully if the Dodgers get 25K retweets.

Thanks Emma, but I’ll pass on entering. I think it would be rude if an Angels fan won that. I mean, you know I have a soft spot for your team too most of the time, but a prize like that should go to a fan like you who absolutely bleeds Dodger blue. :)
— Kristen

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