Cubs share their memories of legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully
ST. LOUIS — David Ross vividly remember being a rookie with the Los Angeles Dodgers and getting on the elevator with his 3-pound chihuahua puppy with Hall of fame broadcaster Vin Scully. Ross and Cubs broadcasters Jon “Boog” Sciambi and Pat Hughes remembered Scully.
“I was taking him down to use the bathroom, almost trying to bite his finger off when he tried to pet him,” Ross said with a smile.
Coming up with the Dodgers, Ross has many memories of the legendary Scully, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94. Scully was the Dodgers’ broadcaster for 67 years, beginning in 1950 and ending in 2016. Scully’s career began with legendary players like Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella and many others. It ended in 2016 with a Dodgers squad that had Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, Kenley Jansen on the roster — a team that would go onto lose to the eventual World Series Champion Cubs in the NLCS.
That season, Joe Maddon and Ross presented Scully with a 67 plaque and the Dodgers flag that waves above Wrigley Field.
“The guy’s an icon,” Ross said. “Done a lot for our game. He’s a voice that everybody recognizes. He’s a great ambassador for the dodgers, even afterwards. He’ll definitely be missed. I know it’s a sad day in that organization.”