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Vin Scully Re-Tells Famed D-Day Stories During Live Dodgers Broadcast

For as much as Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is renowned for his ability to so eloquently calling a game, his knowledge extends well beyond baseball. Throughout his storied career, Scully has waxed poetic over a range of topics.

Among those that hold the most significant is the anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944. On years when the Dodgers have played on the date, Scully has commemorated the Normandy landings with several stories that he brilliantly told on his broadcasts.

Like with other instances in which Scully incorporated historical anecdotes into his calling of a Dodgers game, he did so seamlessly. One of his more memorable broadcasts came in 2015 when the Dodgers were hosting the St. Louis Cardinals.

At one point late in the 2015 game Scully called on D-Day, Scully explained he wasn’t retelling D-Day stories as a means to display his wealth of knowledge.

“What I’m trying to do is impress the young people listening how important this day should always be,” Scully said.

As the game was coming to a close, Scully had a poem at the ready. Once the broadcast returned from commercial, he concluded commemorating D-Day by reciting a poem. Here is one of the most memorable broadcasts that Vin Scully has ever done back in 2015.

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