There was a time at Dodger Stadium, back during the days when Vin Scully called the entire game, where fans would bring their transistor radios to the stadium to listen to him call the game they were watching. Even if you didn’t have a radio, you could pretty much follow along, as there were so many radios around you. Everyone knew the best part of the Scully broadcast were the stories he would tell about baseball history, or the stories he would weave out of the game happening in real time in front of him, often with a touch of irony or humor. When he would tell a story, pretty much the whole section around you would smile or laugh.
Last week, Hugh Hewitt interviewed Vin Scully, and the transcript is worth reading in its entirety. At one point, Hewitt asked him if he had gone to parochial schools or public schools when he was little. Scully answered that he “was parochial all the way,” starting with Incarnation Grammar School at 175th Street in Manhattan. He asked Hewitt if he “might bore you with a little story” about the Sisters of Charity who were his teachers. Here is the story: