Notre Dame football's small part in Vin Scully's path to Dodgers broadcast booth

The term GOAT gets thrown around way too liberally these days.  

There are some all-time greats and some really goods that deserve praise

but it feels as if calling someone the “Greatest of All-Time” has lost a bit of the impact it used to.

That’s not the case for Vin Scully.

And it will never not be the case.

Scully became the legendary voice of the Brooklyn

and Los Angeles Dodgers for whom he broadcast games for an astonishing 67 years.  

His iconic calls included Kirk Gibson’s walk-off home run in the 1988 World Series,

Hank Aaron’s record-setting 715th career home run,

and even “The Catch” in the 1981 NFC Championship game.

Those were all incredible and are worthy of celebration but what made Scully special was his ability to tell stories.  

Sure, he had them of the greatest players the game ever saw and he saw plenty of those guys up close,

but his stories of the other players who weren’t All-Star regulars or megastars are what I always enjoyed most about him.  

Check out below to hear just a few of his less iconic but equally as great calls over the years.

Earlier today our colleague Matt Zemek at Trojans Wire shared a story of how a college football game at Fenway Park actually served as Scully’s major breakthrough in terms of broadcasting.

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