The Beautiful Life of Vin Scully

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Sports Illustrated

By Tom Verducci The legendary Dodgers broadcaster, who died Tuesday at age 94, was simultaneously a giant and America’s best friend. I called the telephone number from my hotel room in Los Angeles and could feel my body tremble slightly with anxiety. It was just two weeks ago, the morning of the All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium. Every other phone conversation with Vin Scully was like opening a treasure chest. I delighted in each discovery. The stories would tumble out like a cascade of gold coins. The treasure was not because Vin was the greatest broadcaster of all time but because Vin restored…

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