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Vin Scully became famous as an American sportscaster. He also set a record as sportscaster being with one single team for the longest period of time. Scully has been with the Dodgers for an astonishing 65 seasons and is currently still going. He started his career in 1950 and is still famous for his lyrical, descriptive style.
Scully was born in The Bronx, but spend most of his childhood years in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Vin Scully was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he was cleaning it! Vin had to make a living by cleaning silver in the basement of a local hotel, but also by delivering bear and pushing garment racks.
Vin Scully served two years in the navy before he started his career as a sportscaster. His very first assignment was at Fordham University, where he was working as a student broadcaster and journalist. He was later on recruited by Red Barber, who was the sports director of the CBS Radio Network at the time. During his trial period, he covered college football, but continued to impress and ended up with a nice job at the Dodgers in 1950. Scully has built a very good career for himself and could have gone anywhere, instead he choose to stay with the dodgers and ended up setting a record.
Unfortunately his personal life was marked by tragedy. His first wife, Joan Crawford, died by a medical overdose and so Scully was left widowed father with three children. Vin Scully remarried in 1973 to Sandra Hunt, who had two children of her own. The couple would also have another child together. But tragedy kept on following the successful broadcaster as his eldest son Michael died in a helicopter crash. According to Scully, he was able to cope with his grief by being a devout catholic.