Giants salute Vin Scully as legendary broadcaster signs off

(KRON) Vin Scully has signed off for the last time, ending 67 years behind the mic for the Dodgers.

After pinch-hitter Rob Segedin flied out to left field to end a 7-1 loss to the Giants in San Francisco, Scully spotted the umpires bidding him farewell from the field.

Scully closed his broadcast by telling viewers, “I have said enough for a lifetime and for the last time I wish you a very pleasant good afternoon.”

His work wasn’t done just yet.

Scully narrated a video of his own career highlights before he returned to the screen with a message that was taped before the game.

He told viewers he’d “miss our time together more than I can say.”

Then he closed again, reciting a familiar and favorite line among Dodgers fans: “This is Vin Scully wishing you a very pleasant good afternoon wherever you may be.”

Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow used the seventh-inning stretch to salute Vin Scully. He thanked Scully for “67 incredible years that you’ve given baseball” and for ending his career in San Francisco.

Krukow urged fans to sing along as he led “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

Scully got on his feet in the booth next door and sang along. He laughingly shouted Dodgers instead of Giants during the portion of the song that says “root, root, root for the (home team).”

Scully had been riding in and out of the ballpark on Willie Mays’ golf cart. He had some time to reminisce with the “Say Hey Kid” on Saturday.

Fans received a poster with a photo of Scully in an orange sport coat. On the back, it reads “THANK YOU VIN.”

The Giants are naming the visiting broadcast booth in Scully’s honor.



Scully has opened his final broadcast with the words: “Hi everybody, and a very pleasant Sunday afternoon to you wherever you may be.”

In his initial comments to viewers, Scully made no mention of his impending retirement. He mentioned the Giants in the NL wild-card race and their starting pitcher Matt Moore, comparing him to “the girl with the curl.”

As he says, “When she was good she was very, very good and when she was bad she was horrid.”

Scully used the story as a way into explaining Moore’s extreme performances, but quickly added that it was no slam on Moore.

The umpiring crew turned to face Scully’s booth and saluted him before first pitch.

The Giants have been showing highlights of some of Scully’s famous calls over his 67-year career.

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