“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again. Oh, people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.”
Terrence Mann (played by James Earl Jones) said those words as part of his iconic “People Will Come” speech in the 1989 film Field of Dreams.
And while James Earl Jones did an amazing job with that speech, it may even sound better coming from Vin Scully.
MLB has released a video of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster reciting the “People Will Come” speech. The video features clips of many memorable moments in baseball history while Scully recites the speech, and it’s pretty much perfect.
Warning: The chills are probably coming.
People will come, Vin.
— MLB (@MLB) May 26, 2016