Vin Scully is the 'Soundtrack of Summer'

ABC News' David Wright sits down with legendary announcer Vin Scully on his remarkable 65 years covering Dodger baseball.
4:03 | 08/03/14

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Take a look at these shots. The only remaining images from baseball's first televised game. Cincinnati reds versus the Brooklyn dodgers. 75 years ago this month. The first game was seen on just 400 sets in New York City. One man is glad that TV and baseball are made for each other. He made a career out of it. Vin Scully, planning to broadcast his incredible 66th season. David Wright spoke to him. For our "Sunday spotlight." It's time for dodger baseball. Reporter: It's not often when one of the biggest stars at the ballpark is perched high above the field. Vin Scully is the best thing that's ever happened to baseball. Reporter: When news that the team's announcer is returning next season -- Vin Scully is coming back for another year of dodger baseball. Reporter: -- Stirs up the crowd like a home run in the bottom of the ninth. In L.A., vin Scully is one of the greats. A very pleasant Sunday to you wherever you may be. Reporter: As much a baseball tradition as the sefbt inning stretch. A very pleasant good day to you. Thank you, and you, too. Reporter: 65 years with the dodgers. Must be hard not to be a homer these days. It's not difficult at all. I appreciate any good play that any player makes. Reporter: He's been calling them like he sees them since 1960, back when the dodgers were still in Brooklyn. Covering legends like sandy koufax and Jackie Robinson. And don Larson's world series perfect game. And hank Aaron's record-breaking home run. A fastball. It's a high drive. Into deep left center field. Buckner goes back to the fence. It is gone! I try to call the play as accurately and as quickly as possible. And then, shut up. And let the crowd roar. Because there's nothing better. So when I went back on air, I said something to the effect, what a great moment for Henry. What a marvelous moment for Atlanta, and the state of Georgia. What a marvelous moment for the country and the world. A black man is getting a standing ovation in the deep south. Reporter: Scully has called 25 world series over the years. His hometown dodgers winning six of them. High fly ball. Into right field. She is gone! Reporter: Today, Scully still calls every dodgers home game with no announcing partner. No color commentator needed. It's often said that baseball lends itself to radio, almost better than television. In some ways. I know that it was more fun doing sandy koufax's perfect game on radio than it was to do Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter on television. Here's the pitch. Swung on and missed. A perfect game. Because on radio, describing sandy running his hands through his wet, black hair. Drying theand off on the side of his pants. All of that went out the window on television. Reporter: At 86, he's something of a throwback. He's evolved with the game. This summer, during that Clayton Kershaw no-hitter, he gave a shoutout to Twitter. You can call your friends, text your friends, #Kershaw or something. Reporter: In L.A., vin Scully is part of the sound track of summer. Summer just got extended one more season. All I can say is thank god, and please, god, for another year. But let's get back to work now. Reporter: For "This week." David Wright, ABC news. At dodger stadium. Amen to that. We end with good news. The Pentagon reported no deaths of service members in Afghanistan this week. That's all for us this week. Check out "World news" with David Muir tonight. I'll see you tomorrow on "Gma." Out "World

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