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Vin Scully on giving voice to Abe Lincoln at the Bowl: 'One of the most thrilling moments of my life'

Vin Scully on giving voice to Abe Lincoln at the Bowl: 'One of the most thrilling moments of my life'

Leave it to longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully to invoke a baseball metaphor in describing one of his highest-profile public appearances since stepping away from the microphone for the Boys in Blue at the end of last season.

On Thursday he joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director Gustavo Dudamel in the first of two performances at the Hollywood Bowl. As he will again do on Tuesday, Scully narrated powerful words from the nation’s 16th president that composer Aaron Copland incorporated into his 1942 work “Lincoln Portrait.”

The jump from the baseball broadcast booth to the classical music stage gave the 89-year-old Hall of Famer pause when the invitation from...

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