Today after an unbelievable 57 years as the “Voice of the Dodgers”, Vince Scully will broadcast his final game from Dodger Stadium.
Farewell, Good Luck and Good Health Vince!
Enjoy Your Retirement & Thanks For The Memories!
Speaking of memories, few people remember that Vince was initially hired by the legendary Red Barber to broadcast football games for CBS. Also lost in the fog of memories is the fact that Scully also excelled at broadcasting PGA golf tournaments which he did well into the 1980s.
It was in that venue that the Fleming family got to meet and spend time with a wonderful gentleman named Vince Scully.
In the late 1970s, Pat, I and the three kids had the unique privilege of watching the final two rounds of the Canadian Open Golf Tournament from the players lounge and the adjoining CBS broadcast booth at the Glen Abbey course in Oakville, Ontario. .
(That’s another story for another day.).
For two days, we all got to meet all of the players as they came off the course and watch the tournament over the shoulders of Pat Summerall, Ken Venturi and none other than Vince Scully. During the commercial breaks all three would come into the lounge, have a pop and visit with the players and their guests.
Summerall and Venturi were polite but somewhat aloof. Scully was just the opposite. He introduced himself to us and he had a short but very friendly conversation with the five Flemings. Thereafter, he never came into the lounge without smiling and saying hello to Pat and me and saying a few words to the kids.He was (and evidently still is) a True Gentleman.
We will always remember our encounter with this true legend and wish him nothing but in his retirement!
Good Luck Vince from all of the Flemings
Posted by Frank Fleming 9/25/16
In Loving Memory Of
1938 – 2016