Not only is Vin Scully beloved by most Dodgers fans, he was the voice many producers and directors of television shows and movies listened to while growing up. As a result, many references to Scully, or Scully himself, have popped up over the years in pop culture. A few:
►”X-Files” creator Chris Carter is a big fan of Scully and named one of the main characters, Dana Scully, after Vin.
►In the season six “X-Files” episode “The Unnatural,” Scully’s voice is heard in the background calling a game.
►His narration plays an important part in the movie “For Love of the Game." Kevin Costner asked that Scully be hired as the play-by-play announcer. Director Sam Raimi let Scully come up with most of his own dialogue and listened to his advice on one key scene: “I said to Sam after he showed me the game — not the movie, just the game — ‘Sam, for 99.9% of the time, you’re right on the money. But you couldn’t resist going Hollywood. The last play to preserve this whole thing, it could have happened, but it’s a stretch. I would hate to see you do a stretch when it’s so good up to here.’ Well, they re-shot the scene.”
►Dennis Conroy, the announcer of the Springfield Isotopes on “The Simpsons” is based in part on Scully. Harry Shearer provides Conroy’s voice.
►If you played the MLB series of video games on Sony Playstation in the early 2000s, then you were able to hear Scully announce the action.
►Scully can be heard calling baseball games in the films “Bachelor in Paradise,” “Wake Me When It’s Over,” “Experiment in Terror,” “Fireball 500,” “Zebra in the Kitchen,” “The Party,” “Game 6,” “The Bucket List,” and many others.
►Scully can be heard calling games on the TV shows “General Electric Theater,” “Alcoa Premiere,” “Mister Ed,” “The Joey Bishop Show,” “The Fugitive,” “Highway to Heaven” and “Brooklyn Bridge.”
►Television and film writer Ken Levine is a big Dodgers fan. He was a main writer on season seven of “MASH” and named several characters after Dodgers players. In the final episode of the season, the character of Sgt. Scully, who returned in future episodes, was named for Vin.
Vin Scully, with wife Sandi at his side, waves to the crowd during a ceremony honoring the Dodgers broadcaster before the game Sept. 23, 2016, at Dodger Stadium.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Vin Scully and Hall-of-Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax embrace during the pregame ceremony honoring the Dodgers broadcaster on Sept. 23, 2016.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts (30) joins MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, right, in presenting a check to Vin Scully to be donated to the Dodgers broadcaster’s favorite charity during a pregame ceremoney Sept. 23, 2016.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Fans wipe away tears during the pregame ceremony honoring Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Vin Scully with Jerry Doggett in the announcer’s booth at Dodgertown during spring training in Vero Beach, Florida on April 8, 1985.(Jayne Kamin / Los Angeles Times)
Vin Scully has broadcast Dodgers games since before the team moved to L.A. in 1958.(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Hall of Fame Dodger announcer Vin Scully before the start of a Dodgers - Reds game at Dodger Stadium on August 22, 2010.(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers announcer Vin Scully takes the stage to speak about his decision to come back for a 66th season in the broadcast booth during a news conference at Dodger Stadium on July 30, 2014.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Vin Scully is applauded on the field at Dodger Stadium, by family members, as he is recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records as the “longest tenured sports team employee” on September 23, 2015.(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully talks to members of the media at Camelback Ranch before a spring training game Friday.(Tom Tingle / Arizona Republic)