Vin Scully, Sportscaster

Frank Buckley and Vin Scully pose for a photo in December 2013.

Frank Buckley and Vin Scully pose for a photo in December 2013.

Vin Scully is retiring after a remarkable 67 years with the Dodgers. No one in the history of baseball — or any professional sports team for that matter — has been a broadcaster with one team for that long. Among his many honors and awards over the decades was being the grand marshal of the 125th Rose Parade in Pasadena.

I had a chance to sit down with Vin Scully in December 2013 to discuss that honor for a taped story we were doing for KTLA’s Rose Parade coverage. But Mr. Scully indulged me for an additional 20 minutes or so for some questions about his career and his life. Fortunately, someone at KTLA had the good sense to keep the raw videotape of that interview. That’s what this “podcast extra” is — a few minutes of conversation about the parade and a few more minutes about Vin Scully and his memories.

The audio quality isn’t perfect but I think you’ll still enjoy it. To Angelenos and to fans of baseball everywhere, Vin Scully is so much more than just a broadcaster. He’s a treasured living legend who has provided us with a comforting voice and a narrative to 67 years of Dodger games on the radio and on TV. I was honored to interview Vin Scully. I hope you enjoy his stories as much as I did.

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