The Dodgers announced today that Hall of Famer Vin Scully’s final game, Sunday, October 2 in San Francisco, when the Dodgers take on the Giants at 12:05 p.m. to end the regular season, will be simulcast in its entirety on SportsNet LA and KTLA.
Colleague Tom Hoffarth has the details.
These were the memorable words of Vin Scully’s final call in his final game Dodger Stadium:
“Oh-and-one to Charlie, swung on, and a high fly ball to deep left field, the Dodger bench empties. Would you believe a home run? And the Dodgers have clinched the division and will celebrate on schedule. (pause) Leave it to the Dodgers. Charlie Culberson a game winning home run. What a moment to have it. And would you believe: His first home run of the year! So the Dodgers did what they hoped to do. It was a struggle, but they won it on their own merits, 4-3. The last home run that Charlie Culberson hit would be two years ago, in two thousand and fourteen against Cincinnati. So the Dodgers, for the fourth straight year, have won the National League division title in the West, and what a guy to do it: Charlie Culberson, after dramatic triple and a home run by Seager to keep them alive. Now they don’t care about the Padres and the Giants. Care not at all. And boy, did it work out perfectly — the final home game of the regular season.”
Here’s what it looked like in real time:
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• Columnist Tom Hoffarth explains why Vin Scully is the total package.
Tonight’s game against the San Francisco Giants is on ESPN2. It won’t be blacked out in SportsNet LA markets.
Tomorrow’s game against the Giants is on ESPN. It won’t be blacked out, either.
Better yet, ESPN will simulcast Vin Scully’s call of the fourth inning on SportsNet LA. For some, it will be their last chance to hear Scully call a game live. He is retiring after the season, in case you hadn’t heard.
The Spanish-language voice of the Dodgers, Jamie Jarrín, will join Jon Sciambi and Rick Sutcliffe in the booth during Wednesday’s game.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez catches a foul pop-up in the dugout in front of teammate Clayton Kershaw during the Dodgers’ 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. (Getty Images)
It was a good day to be a rookie in the Dodgers’ 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. The box score is here.
The Dodgers have had preliminary discussions with third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen, both of whom become free agents after the season.
Ross Porter, Charley Steiner and Dick Enberg shared their memories of Vin Scully with columnist Tom Hoffarth.