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Vin Scully Sets Guinness World Record

Los Angeles, CA— “It’s time for Dodger baseball!” the famous words coming out of 66-year Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully, 87, can be heard at Chavez Ravine during every home game, it has even become a must have hashtag when fans visit the stadium. Many true Dodger fans know the veteran broadcaster has been commentating for Dodgers since they were known as the Brooklyn Dodgers back in 1950-1957 and once converted into the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958 he continued his journey. No one escaped Scully’s great personality and was quickly loved by Southern California thanks to his play-by-play commentating.

Scully’s passion for sports broadcasting started at a very young age, in fact, Red Barber went through some issues making way for Vin Scully to become the youngest to broadcast a World Series game; proving that he was talented enough to step up to the plate, he hit a home run with his commentary and was soon the main broadcaster when Barber left the Dodgers. But Scully didn’t just comment about baseball, he announced NFL games and PGA Tour golf for CBS.

Thanks to his drive and professionalism for sports, today at Dodgers stadium, Scully was presented with a new Guinness World Record for longest career as a sports broadcaster for a single team. Fans today also got to take home a Vin Scully bobblehead, which made it even more special for Vin during this commemoration. Dodgers also won today against the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1, breaking their losing streak, and of course, honoring this win to the broadcasting legend, Vin Scully on this special day. Scully has been given many recognitions, and this particular one was a well-deserved one, as many fans from different generations have been listening to him and know him as “the voice of the Dodgers” or “the voice of L.A.” Scully has shown that with determination and commitment, no matter what obstacle you may face, there is always room for succeeding, but only if you really want it. Congratulations to Vin Scully on this memorable day!

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Jazmin Bolanos

Jazmin graduated from CSUF with a degree in broadcast journalism. She is of Mexican & Honduran descent where she got her gift and love of dancing. Jazmin is a proud Latina who loves to communicate to people through the art of journalism. "Empower others; Become successful together" Instagram: @Jaz_M.U.S.E

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