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Vin Scully on McCourts and other things

November 10, 2009 |  2:06 pm


During the question-and-answer portion of the Newsmaker Luncheon, hosted by the Hollywood Radio & Television Society at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully addressed the situation between Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife, Jamie McCourt.  "On the present incident taking place, as someone who holds in gravest sanctity the issue of marriage, it breaks my heart," Scully said. "That's all I have to say on that." Before the lunch, Scully noted that today was his wedding anniversary, the 36th, Scully said.

Scully was also asked who was the greatest player he ever saw. Scully said he was emphasizing "saw" because he had done the National League. "It would be Willie Mays," Scully said. "He would have been an All-Star at almost every position on the field.

"One player who always amazed me was Joe DiMaggio. One year he had 30 strikeouts. We've got guys who strike out 30 times during the national anthem."

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Broadcasting legend Vin Scully takes time to do an interview during the Hollywood Radio and Television Society's Newsmaker Luncheon on Tuesday. Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press