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'The best that ever will be': Sports broadcasters reminisce about legendary play-by-play man Vin Scully

'The best that ever will be': Sports broadcasters reminisce about legendary play-by-play man Vin Scully

Al Michaels graduated from Los Angeles Hamilton High in 1962 and majored in radio and television at Arizona State, but the lessons that best prepared him for a five-decade career in sports broadcasting began when he was 6 years old in New York City.

That was in 1950, when the Brooklyn Dodgers hired Vin Scully, then 22, to join Red Barber and Connie Desmond in the radio and television booths.

Michaels, who could walk to Ebbets Field from his Brooklyn home, listened to Scully through elementary and middle school.

Michaels’ father took a job in Los Angeles and moved the family there in 1958, the same year the Dodgers migrated west, so Michaels was able to listen to...

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