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It was 60 years ago today, Vin taught the boys how to play

April 18, 2010 |  3:44 pm

A quick shout out to Vin Scully, who, unbeknownst to him, celebrated the 60th anniversary of his first broadcast with the Dodgers on Sunday.

Scully said he had no particular memory of his first time behind the mike for the Dodgers, but clearly remembers the first season.

"That first team, the so-called Boys of Summer, that was my graduating class," Sully told the Associated Press. "I mean, look at the team then. I had Don Newcombe, Gil Hodges, Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Billy Cox, Roy Campanella, Duke Snider, Carl Furillo and Carl Erskine. That was such an amazing collection of players, so I guess that was the team that made the most impression on me."His first game was with the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium.

Sixty memorable years later, he’s still with the Dodgers, possibly for his final season.

"I feel only overwhelming gratitude," Scully said. "You feel blessed that you've lived that long, that you've been allowed to do what you love to do for that long, and that my health has held up all those years. It's humbling to think that you've been that fortunate and that God has blessed you with that time."

The Dodgers played a video tribute to him in the top of the eighth inning, and the crowd gave him a standing ovation.

-- Steve Dilbeck
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