Name: Vincent Edward Scully
Born: November 29, 1927
Vin Scully was born on November 29, 1927 in The Bronx, New York. He is the son of Vince Aloysius, a silk salesman, and Bridget Scully, a homemaker. His father died from pneumonia, and his mother would later remarry to Allan Reeve, who was an English merchant sailor. Vin was raised in the Washington Heights part of Manhattan in a devout Roman Catholic household.
Vin would attend high school in The Bronx at the Fordham Preparatory School. After serving in the United States Navy for two years, Vin would attend Fordham University to study broadcasting and journalism. During his academic career, Vin would play center field for the school’s baseball team and sang in a barbershop quartet. He would eventually earn his degree.
He has been married twice: Joan Crawford (not the actress) and Sandra Hunt. His first wife passed away in 1972 from an accidental overdose. Vin has four children, two stepchildren, 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His eldest son, Michael, perished in 1994 after inspecting oil pipelines for leaks in California. Vin lives in Westlake Village, California.
Vin’s career would begin when he became a fill-in for CBS Radio affiliate WTOP. He would soon be tapped by the CBS Radio Network to cover college football. It was in 1950 when Vin joined the Brooklyn Dodgers radio and television booths, and would go on to become the youngest person to broadcast a World Series game. Impressed by his announcing, Vin became the Dodgers’s principal announcers. From 1958 to 2016, Vin was the lead solo Los Angeles Dodgers commentator. His final baseball broadcast occurred on September 25, 2016.
Over the years, Vin has received multiple awards for his work. He received the Ford Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, a Life Achievement Emmy Award, National Sportscaster of the Year award and the list goes on. Vin also has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6675 Hollywood Blvd.
Despite his age, Vin remains a pop culture icon. You can hear his broadcasting voice in such films as “Experiment in Terror,” “Zebra in the Kitchen,” “The Party” and “The Bucket List.” His voice has been mimicked on “The Simpsons,” the television character Dana Scully is named after Vin and he is the subject of the biography “Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story.”
We estimate that Vin Scully’s net worth is $5 million (2016).
So how much is $5 million really?
$5 million can you buy you front-row season tickets to Los Angeles Dodgers games for more than a decade. $5 million can also purchase you behind-home-plate tickets to a ton of World Series.