Vin Scully to narrate Dodgers documentary about World Series season
Dodgers legend Vin Scully will serve as narrator of the upcoming documentary that chronicles the team’s World Series-winning 2020 season, according to several reports.
Beyond it being a completely fitting way for the Dodgers to recount the organization’s seventh title, it’s aligns with history. Scully also narrated the Dodgers’ documentary covering their World Series championships in 1959, 1963, 1965 and 1981.
“It was 32 years since the Dodgers won a World Series and the seventh in the history of the organization, bringing great joy to their fans and the city of Los Angeles in particular,” Scully said in a statement. “This is their winning story against the Tampa Bay Rays, and it’s an honor for me to recount just how they did it.”
Scully of course retired as the Dodgers’ play-by-play man after serving in that capacity since 1950. The 92-year-old icon was nevertheless with the team in spirit the entire way on its way to a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
The legend, who made his social media debut earlier this year, immediately took to Twitter following the team’s series-clinching Game 6 victory to congratulate the Dodgers on all their success.
'55, '59, '63, '65, '81, '88, and now 2020.— Vin Scully (@TheVinScully) October 28, 2020
What a year. What a season. What a team.
What’s more, Scully implored Dodgers fans to celebrate responsibly given how the country, including Los Angeles, remained in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic.
Listen to @TheVinScully and celebrate responsibly at home. pic.twitter.com/6d4muukUyR— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 28, 2020
Scully’s sentiments last month reinforce how the Dodgers have yet to set a date for a championship parade, again due to how COVID-19 cases continue to surge and get worse by the day.
While there are potential plans for the Dodgers to potentially hold a joint celebration with the NBA champion Lakers, odds obviously are against holding such an event anytime soon.
With the notion that such a celebration likely will not occur until some time in 2021, Dodgers fan can at least take solace that they will soon enjoy listening to Scully narrate the many highs of the team’s magical World Series run. The expected release date of the documentary is slated for Dec. 8.