The honors for Vin Scully continue to roll in during the final days of his final season, with ESPN announcing Tuesday that their Wednesday Night Baseball broadcast of Giants-Dodgers from Los Angeles will pick up Scully’s 4th inning call from Sportsnet LA and feature other clips of memorable Scully calls. Meanwhile, according to Jason Barrett of Sports Radio PD, Giants radio station KNBR and TV station CSN Bay Area will pick up the third-inning call from Scully’s final game, the regular-season finale between the Giants and Dodgers in San Francisco Oct 2. Here’s more information from the ESPN release on what’s happening this Wednesday:
ESPN will honor the legendary Los Angeles Dodgers baseball announcer Vin Scully throughout the Sept. 21 edition of Wednesday Night Baseball presented by Hankook Tire when the Dodgers host their long-time rivals, the second-place San Francisco Giants, at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. Jon Sciambi will provide play-by-play with analysts Rick Sutcliffe and Doug Glanville for the full national telecast.
Scully’s call on SportsNet LA of the entire fourth inning will be played live on ESPN. In addition, vignettes showcasing some of Scully’s most memorable calls will be featured throughout. The Spanish-language voice of the Dodgers, Jamie Jarrín, will join Sciambi and Sutcliffe in the booth during the game.
This is similar to how CSN Chicago picked up one inning of Scully’s final Cubs-Dodgers broadcast in August, and it’s both a nice tribute to Scully and a way to let the many who still can’t watch Sportsnet LA check out part of one of Scully’s final broadcasts. It’s a move that’s not limited to ESPN, too, as the KNBR/CSN Bay Area news shows. We’ll see if there are further announcements of other broadcasters featuring Scully’s final calls in the days to come.