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Vin Scully

Baseball Icon Vin Scully joins One on One

by Sean Hahner

Wikimedia Commons

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully announced earlier this week that he will return next year as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 66th consecutive season. The Fordham Prep, Fordham University, and WFUV alum joined Mike Watts and Matt Moro on One on One to talk about his decision to stay for at least one more season.

Verne Lundquist: 2014 Vin Scully Award Winner

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Chris Taggart

It might be easy for Verne Lundquist, who is now in his 50th year of sports broadcasting, to gloat about his long list of radio and television achievements. But that wouldn't be his style.

Truly humbled, and always reverential to his predecessors, Lundquist graciously received the seventh annual Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award at Gotham Hall in New York City on Thursday night.

From the WFUV Archives: Vin Scully on Ice Skating with Jackie Robinson

by Kenny Ducey

Vin and Jackie in 1950, courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

You've probably seen this picture of Vin Scully and Jackie Robinson on ice skates in 1950, but you haven't heard how it happened. Listen to Vin tell the story to Mike Maffei (currently of MLB.com) in our 1997 three-hour special, Jackie Robinson: The Man Behind the Ballplayer.

Hear the story below, and the full interview here.

Bob Costas: The Last Word

by Alex Smith

Bob Costas is one of the most awarded sports broadcasters we have ever seen. A winner of an incredible 25 Emmy Awards, Costas has also covered multiple World Series, NBA Championships, Super Bowls, and Olympic Games. While all of those accolades are certainly noteworthy, Costas recently took home what he calls one of the great honors of his career, WFUV’s Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award.

WFUV Gala 2013 Honors Bob Costas

by Mack Rosenberg

WFUV

On May 9, 2013, Bob Costas was awarded the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting at the WFUV Annual Gala at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. It was a festive gathering of many familiar faces at WFUV, as Costas gave a moving speech in acceptance of the award. He told a few memorable stories about his favorite sport, baseball. In addition, he paid homage to the award's namesake, in saying that receiving the award was truly one of the great moments of his life.

1-on-1 With Vin Scully

by Amit Badlani

Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has been with the Dodgers since 1950. Over that time, he has developed into the greatest play-by-play man of all-time, and that's in any sport. The 1949 Fordham-WFUV alum has delighted the ears of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles faithful with his unique style for 63 years.

WFUV Gala Honors Al Michaels

by Chris Hilk
NBC

Last Thursday night WFUV’s annual Gala honored one of the greats in the sports broadcasting industry as Al Michaels received the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award. Michaels joins Scully, Dick Enberg, Ernie Harwell, and Pat Summerall in the exclusive club.

WFUV's Fourth Annual Gala

by James Passarelli

The Fourth Annual WFUV Gala is on Monday night.  Taking home the Sound & Vision Award will be legendary rock band Los Lobos, and the Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism will go to Tom Brokaw.  More importantly for our purposes, however, is the winner of the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting. 

From the WFUV Archives: Jackie and Vin

by Phil Acocella
Vin and Jackie in 1950, courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

Yesterday was the 64th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Listen as legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully reflects on the baseball great in our 1997 feature Jackie Robinson: The Man Behind the Ballplayer.