We’re not sure what the criteria might be for the voting of this — ability (hopefullly), longevity, popularity — but apparently a group of broadcasters really like Vin Scully.
The Associated Press has moved a story that has this simple, convoluted lead:
Vin Scully leads the Top 50 Sportscasters, selected by the American Sportscasters Association (ASA). Joining Scully in the top 10 are Mel Allen, Red Barber, Curt Gowdy, Howard Cosell, Bob Costas, Jim McKay, Keith Jackson, Al Michaels and Dick Enberg.
The Top 50 were selected by members and a select board of the ASA, president Lou Schwartz said Friday. The ASA board of directors includes Schwartz, Enberg, Jon Miller, Jim Nantz and Bill Walton.
We’ve tried to reach Scully, as well as Enberg, the chairman of the board for the ASA, and ASA founder Schwartz for further clarification, since the group’s official website (linked here) seems lacking in much detailed information.
ASA inducted the Dodgers’ Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster into its Hall of Fame in 1992. Last month, Scully was voted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame (linked here), which is presented by the Sports Video Group organization.
Here’s a video interview clip we found of Scully on KNBC Channel 4′s website from a recent Q-and-A: