This Day In Dodgers History: Vin Scully’s Calls On D-Day Anniversary

For as much as retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully was renowned for his ability to so eloquently calling a game, his knowledge extends well beyond baseball. Throughout his storied career, Scully 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 played on the historic date, Scully 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 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 beloved voice of the Dodgers concluded his evening of commemorating D-Day by reciting a poem.

Vin Scully shares Farmer John memory

The start of the 2021 season saw the end of Farmer John as the supplier of the famed Dodger Dog. The team recently announced Papa Cantella’s as the new provider behind the dog, and Field Roast is supplying a vegetarian option through their plant-based Dodger Dog.

The change from Farmer John prompted Scully to recall ads he would read with former broadcasting partner Jerry Doggett.

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