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LA Dodgers Foundation Auction: Vin Scully Autographed Official Major League Baseball

LA Dodgers Foundation Auction: Vin Scully Autographed Official Major League Baseball

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  • Winning Bid: $3,625.00
Number of Bids: 38 (Bid History)
Bid Increment: $25.00
Quantity Available: 1
Listing #: 1347709
Open Date: Sep 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM EDT
Close Date: Sep 26, 2016 04:00:00 PM EDT
Listing Type: AUCTION
  • BID HISTORY

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    Name Date Bid
    Bellisima
    WINNING
    Sep 25, 2016 06:49:12 PM EDT $3,625.00
    ColoradoCrow
    Sep 24, 2016 01:12:33 AM EDT $3,600.00
    Bellisima
    Sep 25, 2016 06:48:21 PM EDT $3,567.00
    Bellisima
    Sep 25, 2016 06:48:07 PM EDT $3,517.00
    Bellisima
    Sep 25, 2016 06:47:49 PM EDT $3,467.00
    Bellisima
    Sep 25, 2016 06:47:26 PM EDT $3,417.00
    Bellisima
    Sep 25, 2016 06:47:10 PM EDT $3,367.00
    Bellisima
    Sep 25, 2016 06:46:37 PM EDT $3,317.00
    Bellisima
    Sep 25, 2016 06:46:06 PM EDT $3,267.00
    Bellisima
    Sep 25, 2016 06:45:42 PM EDT $3,217.00
    Bellisima
    Sep 25, 2016 06:45:03 PM EDT $3,167.00
    Bellisima
    Sep 25, 2016 06:44:39 PM EDT $3,117.00
    reallyvinscully
    Sep 24, 2016 01:00:46 AM EDT $3,067.00
    ColoradoCrow
    Sep 24, 2016 01:12:17 AM EDT $3,000.00
    ColoradoCrow
    Sep 24, 2016 01:11:59 AM EDT $2,525.00
    reallyvinscully
    Sep 20, 2016 09:39:11 PM EDT $2,500.00
    JenBonynge
    Sep 24, 2016 12:55:28 AM EDT $2,500.00
    JenBonynge
    Sep 24, 2016 12:54:55 AM EDT $2,200.00
    JenBonynge
    Sep 24, 2016 12:53:43 AM EDT $2,100.00
    Baukie
    Sep 23, 2016 01:38:05 AM EDT $2,050.00
    Baukie
    Sep 23, 2016 01:37:39 AM EDT $2,000.00
    SanJoseAs
    Sep 22, 2016 03:32:36 AM EDT $1,950.00
    SanJoseAs
    Sep 22, 2016 03:32:17 AM EDT $1,850.00
    SanJoseAs
    Sep 22, 2016 03:32:02 AM EDT $1,800.00
    Place
    Sep 20, 2016 11:34:12 PM EDT $1,750.00
    Place
    Sep 20, 2016 11:33:23 PM EDT $1,500.00
    Place
    Sep 20, 2016 11:33:02 PM EDT $1,350.00
    Place
    Sep 20, 2016 11:32:51 PM EDT $1,300.00
    Place
    Sep 20, 2016 09:44:44 PM EDT $1,250.00
    Place
    Sep 20, 2016 09:44:18 PM EDT $825.00
    Place
    Sep 20, 2016 09:44:05 PM EDT $775.00
    rightrear
    Sep 20, 2016 08:48:13 PM EDT $725.00
    usmarine323
    Sep 20, 2016 08:46:40 PM EDT $700.00
    rightrear
    Sep 20, 2016 08:48:07 PM EDT $675.00
    rightrear
    Sep 20, 2016 08:47:55 PM EDT $625.00
    rightrear
    Sep 19, 2016 10:47:41 PM EDT $575.00
    nscanlon75
    Sep 19, 2016 06:32:40 PM EDT $525.00
    kathy64
    Sep 19, 2016 01:37:49 PM EDT $500.00
  • Item Description

    Up for bid is an Autographed Official Major League Baseball by Dodger Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully. This item comes with a certificate of authenticity from the LA Dodgers Foundation. Net proceeds from this auction will benefit the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF). For more information about LADF, please visit www.Dodgers.com/LADF.

    Dodger Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is in his unprecedented 67th and final season with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

    The Hall of Famer's 67 years of consecutive service with the Dodgers is the longest of any sports broadcaster with one team

    In February, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to change the street leading to Dodger Stadium's main entrance from Elysian Park Ave. to Vin Scully Ave. and there was a ceremony to commemorate this honor prior to Opening Day.

    In 2014, Scully was presented with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award, which was created in 1998 to recognize accomplishments and contributions of historical significance. The Dodger broadcaster was just the second non-player to be receive the honor, joining Rachel Robinson. Said outgoing Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig: "He is, to me and to many, the embodiment of the goodwill that our game inspires, and every day he reminds me why this game is forever the national pastime."

    Scully continues to rewrite the record book of his trade each and every time he goes on the air. With awards and accolades beyond comprehension, Scully added "Grand Marshal" to his resume in January 2014 when he served as the Grand Marshal of the 125th Rose Parade on New year's Day.

    In 2010, the American Sportscasters Association (ASA), put his name atop the list of the 50 greatest to ever sit behind a microphone. The ASA also elected Scully as the top sportscaster of the 20th century in a vote by more than 500 national members of the organization in 2000, topping such broadcasting icons as Howard Cosell, Mel Allen and others. In the 2005 book "Voices of Summer," Scully was named as baseball's all-time best broadcaster based on "longevity, continuity, network coverage, kudos, language, popularity, persona, voice knowledge and miscellany."

    Scully, whose vivid yet simplistic description of a baseball game has thrilled fans for years, joined Hall of Fame announcer Red Barber and Connie Desmond as part of the Brooklyn Dodgers' broadcast team in 1950, just a year after graduating from Fordham University. Scully, who played outfield for two seasons on Fordham's baseball team, called baseball, basketball and football games for the University's radio station. In 1982, 32 years after he called his first game, he reached the pinnacle of his career in baseball when he was inducted into the Broadcaster's wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the Ford C. Frick Award recipient.

    During the 2008 calendar year, Scully was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in New York City as well as the California Sports Hall of Fame. He was honored on the field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before the team's record-setting game in March and a plaque was unveiled in his honor at the historic venue. He received the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award from Pacific Pioneers Broadcasting and was honored by WFUV, the radio station he helped form at his alma mater Fordham, during its 60th anniversary celebration. Scully also received an honorary Doctor's of Law degree from Pepperdine, the university's highest honor.When Scully first began broadcasting in 1950, the Dodgers had yet to win a single World Series and were known affectionately as "Dem Bums." Three years later, at the age of 25, he became the youngest person to ever broadcast a World Series game and in 1955, he had his most memorable moment behind the microphone, as he called the Dodgers' first and only championship in Brooklyn. The following season, Scully once again found himself in the enviable position of calling what he would later say was the greatest individual performance he had seen - Don Larsen's perfect game in the World Series.

    His most memorable call for Dodger fans likely came in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, when a hobbled kirk Gibson's two-out, two-strike, two-run homer gave the Dodgers a victory over the highly-favored Oakland A's. "High fly ball into right field, she is gone," Scully said before remaining silent for more than a minute. The next words he spoke continue to be replayed almost nightly at Dodger Stadium. "In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened."

    Scully's voice is often dubbed the "soundtrack to summer" in Los Angeles, where generations of fans have grown up listening to him call Dodger baseball. On April 21, 2001, the press box at Dodger Stadium was named in Scully's honor. In addition to his Dodger broadcasts, the legendary broadcaster has called play-by-play for NFL games and PGA Tour events on CBS-TV from 1975-82 and play-by-play for Major League Baseball's Game of the Week, three World Series and four All-Star Games on NBC-TV from 1983-89. Scully also called play-by-play for the World Series on CBS Radio from 1990-97. In all, he has called 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games.

    Scully portrayed himself in "For Love of the Game," the 1999 movie starring kevin Costner. During the 1999 World Series, Scully served as master of ceremonies at Major League Baseball's All-Century Team unveiling at Atlanta's Turner Field.

    Broadcasting highlights include:

    • Three perfect games (Don Larsen in 1956, Sandy Koufax in 1965 and Dennis Martinez in 1991) and 19 no-hitters.
    • Johnny Podres' shutout of the Yankees in Game 7 of the 1955 World Series, which gave the Dodgers their first World Championship.
    • The Dodgers' first game in Los Angeles at the Coliseum on April 18, 1958.
    • The Dodgers' return to the Coliseum on March 29, 2008 in front of a Guinness World record-breaking crowd of 115,300.
    • The Dodgers-Yankees exhibition game on May 7, 1959 that honored Roy Campanella before a then-Major League record 93,103 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
    • The Dodgers' playoff win over the Milwaukee Braves and World Series victory over the Chicago White Sox in 1959, which gave them their second World Championship; and other World Championship seasons in Los Angeles in 1963, 1965, 1981 and 1988.
    • Don Drysdale's 58.2 scoreless innings streak in 1968 and Orel Hershiser's 59.0 scoreless innings streak in 1988.
    • Hank Aaron's 715th career home run that broke Babe Ruth's Major League record at Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium on April 8, 1974.
    • The dramatic 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, where Bill Buckner's error allowed the Mets to force Game 7.
    • Barry Bonds' record-breaking 71st, 72nd and 73rd home runs in 2001.
    • The rookie seasons of international superstars Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 and Hideo Nomo in 1995.
    • The four consecutive homers hit by Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2006, the only time in franchise history that has happened
    • Back-to-back Division Series wins in 2008 and 2009.
  • Auction Details

    About Charity: Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

    The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is the official team charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Its primary focus is to support cornerstone programs in Sports + Recreation, Education + Literacy and Health + Wellness benefitting children and families in need throughout the greater Los Angeles region. By leveraging strategic partnerships, the mission is to harness the power of the Dodger brand and the passion our fans have for Los Angeles into a vehicle for positive change in under-served communities.

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