Vin Scully Voted Third Greatest LA Sports Figure

And then there was two.

Vin Scully made the list of the Los Angeles Times 20 greatest LA sports figures at No. 3 (though you can make the case he should be ahead of Sandy Koufax) with 263 first-place votes, and 7,141 points:

“Vin Scully is the greatest baseball broadcaster who ever lived. What else needs to be said? Even during a Dodgers season that was overshadowed by the Frank and Jamie McCourt news, you knew that it would all melt away when you turned on the TV and heard Scully’s voice.

Scully has been calling Dodgers games for an amazing 61 years. In 2010, the American Sportscasters Assn. put his name atop the list of the 50 greatest to ever sit behind a microphone. He was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

Scully joined Hall of Fame announcer Red Barber and Connie Desmond as part of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ broadcast team in 1950, just a year after graduating from Fordham University. To put his longevity in different terms, when he began, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon, a postage stamp was just three cents and the minimum wage was five cents per hour.”