LOS ANGELES -- The "Voice of Heaven," that is what they call Vin Scully. He's the longest-serving broadcaster for a single team in sports history. Scully began his 67th -- and final -- season with the Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Over nearly seven decades, Vin Scully has called some of baseball's most famous moments -- including Hank Aaron's historic home run that broke Babe Ruth's record.
"A black man gets a standing ovation in the Deep South," Scully called.
He also called Sandy Koufax's pitching gem -- "Swung on and missed, a perfect game!"
Now 88 years old, Scully has called every Dodger season since 1950, when the team was still dodging trolleys in Brooklyn, Jackie Robinson was in his prime, and Harry Truman was in the White House.
He's called more than 9,000 games. "He's remarkable in so many ways," said sportscaster Al Michaels. "How many people can you say in their late 80s are still at the top of his game?"
The road leading to Dodger Stadium was recently renamed Vin Scully Avenue.
"Someone asked me the other day, 'What will you miss the most when you leave this job?'" Scully said at the ceremony. "And I thought a moment, and I said 'The roar of the crowd.'"
These days, those cheers are for Scully.
"Maybe on the final day of my final broadcast, I'll somehow come up with the magic words that you deserve," Scully told his fans.
"As for now, I have only two magic words: thank you."
No, say Scully's fans, thank you.