4. Up until 1995, Vin owned all of the Dodgers Championship Rings except one
Vin was given a Championship Ring for each of the team’s five World Series championships in LA, but didn't received one for the franchise’s World Series victory with Brooklyn in 1955, because only “uniformed personnel” got those. Decades later, Tommy Lasorda’s wife, Jo, met a man at church who had worked for the ring manufacturer and was still in possession of the mold for the ’55 ring. Upon hearing this news, the team’s owner at the time, Peter O’Malley, paid to have two new rings made: one for Tommy, and one for Vin.
5. The Hall-of-Famer does his own extensive research for the stories he tells on the air
Scully does interviews and reads extensively (especially Redbook), clipping out stories about players throughout the years and jotting down notes on index cards. He also keeps a media guide for each team, a yellow highlighter, and his trusty, leather-bound scorebook handy -- an old-school, custom-made tool of the trade he's used for more than four decades.
6. It was football, not baseball, that provided Vin his career breakthrough
Still a student at Fordham University, Vin got his break after impressing legendary Brooklyn Dodgers announcer Red Barber, then the Sports Director of the CBS Radio Network, while doing play-by-play for a college football game at Fenway Park in November of 1949. With no room for him in the press box, Scully had to call the game while sitting at a card table on the roof in the frigid cold. Despite not having his coat or gloves with him, Vin never mentioned the conditions during the broadcast. Boss.