A National Treasure Wins The ESPY Icon Award

Here is actor, Bryan Cranston, presenting  Vin Scully with the ESPY Icon Award on Wednesday night.    Make sure to listen to Cranston’s  wonderful introduction.  It is nothing less than beautiful poetry.

“Vin Scully’s narative of Sandy Koufax’s perfect game in 1965 is Citizen Kane.  His description in 1981 of rookie sensation Fernando Valenzuela’s storybook season was Casablanca.  And his unforgettable call of Kirk Gibson’s unlikely home run in the 1988 World Series is Gone With The Wind.”  – Bryan Cranston

Vinnie’s son, Mike, who grew up to become a geologist for Arco Oil and sadly was killed in a helicoptor crash in 1994,  was a good friend of mine when I was teenager.  I would go swimming at Vinnie’s house in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles.

Just listening to Vinnie’s voice was therapeutic.  What a class act.

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