Vin Scully, Chick Hearn and Bob Miller all have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Miller’s marker at 6771 Hollywood Blvd., is right between the Hollywood Wax Museum a few steps to West and – we’re not making this up – the Museum of Broken Relationships a few steps the other way.
The three always have a permanent relationship in Southern California sports and the regional growth of baseball, basketball and hockey. They are linked, compared and embraced. And now they’re officially all signed off.
If Scully was like our sports grandfather, and Hearn was like our colorful sports uncle, Miller’s personality fit in as our sports dad.
Like Robert Young in “Father Knows Best,” or Fred MacMurray in “My Three Sons.” The every-man sense of responsibility, with a sense of humor.
“I think of Chick as our rock star – Chickie Baby – and Vin, as gracious and humble as he was, it was still like meeting the Pope, like talking to some deity,” said John Ondrasik, the singer-songwriter best known as Five for Fighting.
“But with Bob … he’s like your friend. Just that guy.”
More of an appreciation of Miller on the eve of Bob Miller Appreciation Day during the Kings-Blackhawks game on Saturday at Staples Center at this link.
= Also: Miller’s memorable calls