Famous Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Finn Scully has died at the age of 94. We take a look at some of the sports commentator’s most famous quotes and calls during his time as the Voice of the Dodgers.
Several journalists, players, and baseball fans took to Twitter to mourn the commentator after his death on Tuesday, August 2. Finn Fei died His home in Hidden Hills, LA.
Over the course of his 67-year career with the Dodgers, Finn became known for his signature voice and was loved for his style of commentary and love for the sport.
17 Best Finn Scully Quotes
Losing feels worse than winning feels good.
Good is not good when better expected.
A man really decides himself by what he does.
It’s just a moment in a man’s life between an all-star game and an old game.
It is easier to choose a fast runner than a lazy one.
Don’t let the wind blow your dreams…or steal your faith in God.
I’ll sit down, light up, and hope I don’t chew a cigarette to shreds.
I really love baseball. Players and the game, I love the challenge of describing things. The only thing I hate – and I know you have to be realistic and pay the bills for this life – is feeling lonely on the road.
I don’t like being alone, but I cherish the moments when I’m alone with a good book.
I think my baseball fever thermometer is still just an outlier.
If you have a sombrero, throw it in the sky!
How good is Stan Musical? It was good enough to take your breath away.
The ability to throw 100 miles per hour cannot be taught, it cannot be learned, it can only be given by God.
The magic of baseball is that everyone has played it in some form. Everyone relates to her.
I would say realistically, I don’t want any headlines, but I can realistically say next year will be last year.
The cathedral which is Yankee Stadium belongs to a chapel.
Vin Sully quote from For the love of the game Movie
And you know Steve, you get the feeling that Billy Chapel doesn’t attack left-handers, doesn’t attack hitters, doesn’t attack Yankees. It is approaching time. He attacks the future, against age, and even when you think about his career, against the end. And tonight I think he might be able to use that old aching arm again to push the sun back into the sky and give us an extra summer day.
Vin Sully quote from For the love of the game Movie
Four calls from the famous Dodgers commentary by Finn Scully
“Look Who’s Coming”: Game 1 World Championship October 15, 1988
The Dodgers were in the ninth inning at 4-3 and the team had a runner at the base. that they They were on the final exit Against Dennis Eckersley, the best match is closer.
Fans were eager to see if the Dodgers’ favorite hitter, Kirk Gibson, would play despite injuring both of his knees.
It was Finn who brilliantly described the scene, capturing the tension of the moment with his own words. As the camera moved, Kirk Gibson could not be seen but eventually appeared, and Finn said the famous words “Look who’s coming.”
Some of Finn Scully’s other iconic lines from those suspenseful moments were:
“Not a bad opening”
“You’re talking about rolling the dice, that is.”
“Height of the ball in the right field. It’s gone!”
“What a wonderful moment’: April 8, 1974
This was a historical game where Hank Aaron broke the record set by Babe Ruth from 714.
The Dodgers were at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta to play Hank Aaron and the Braves. Hank successfully hits a downing target over the wall for the iconic shot.
Finn described: “One ball and no hits, Aaron is waiting, the pitch is deep and straight.”
Fastball is a high ride in a deep center-left field, [Bill] Buckner, back to the fence, he’s gone. …what a great baseball moment, what a great moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia, what a great moment for the country and the world—a black man gets a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking all-time idol baseball.”
“If you have a sombrero, throw it into the sky: June 29, 1990
Fernando Valenzuela He was the star of world baseball in 1981. He was only a rookie left-hander and played for the Dodgers. The star opened the season with eight consecutive full games, with five closings.
Nine years later, Fernando uttered the word “no harm.” Finn was on call and brilliantly described the moment on June 29, 1990.
Fernando is ready, hit the second hit back to the penalty area, dribbling to second place, [Juan] Samuel on the bag, throws first place for double play! Finn said. “Fernando Valenzuela made a decision not to strike at 10:17 p.m. on June 29, 1990. If you have a sombrero, throw it in the sky!”
“The Greatest Game Ever In Baseball History”: World Series Championship 5. 8 Oct 1956
Game 5 of the 1956 World Series between Dodgers and Yankees It has become one of the most talked about Games in the history of baseball. Don Larsen showed his impressive skills, but the Dodgers’ Dale Mitchell halted his career with two wins in the bottom of the ninth.
“Catch him! The greatest game ever in baseball history, by Don Larsen!” Finn said.
“No harm, perfect game, in a world championship. Never in the history of a game has in a world championship. Don Larsen delivers a perfect game, retiring 27 Dodgers in a row.”
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