For as much as Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is renowned for his ability to so eloquently calling a game, his knowledge extends well beyond baseball. Throughout his storied career, Scully has waxed poetic over a range of topics.
Among those that hold the most significant is the anniversary of D-Day — June 6, 1944. On years when the Dodgers have played on the historic date, Scully has commemorated the Normandy landings with several hair-raising and touching stories.
Like with other instances in which Scully incorporated historical anecdotes into his calling of a Dodgers game, he did so seamlessly. One of his more memorable broadcasts came in 2015 when the Dodgers were hosting the St. Louis Cardinals.
At one point late in the 2016 game Scully called on D-Day, the ever-humble Hall of Famer explained he wasn’t retelling D-Day stories as a means to display his wealth of knowledge. “What I’m trying to do is impress the young people listening how important this day should always be,” Scully said.
As the game was coming to a close, Scully had a poem at the ready. Once the SportsNet LA broadcast returned from commercial, the voice of the Dodgers concluded his evening of commemorating D-Day by reciting a poem.
Below is a look back at one of Scully’s more memorable broadcasts on the anniversary of the Normandy Landings.