Vin Scully is perfection personified. In honor of his 65th and final season, the Dodgers held a ceremony for Scully to throw out the first pitch at Friday’s home opener. From one living legend to another, Scully was caught by none other than Sandy Koufax.
According to Big League Stew’s Mark Townsend, the ever-gracious announcer had the following to say about his pitch.
“They asked me to throw out the ball today because of all my years, etc. And they had Sandy Koufax to catch my pitch. And the more I thought about it, the more I thought no way is this weak left-handed hacker gonna throw a ball to be caught by the great Sandy Koufax, one of the best left-hander’s we ever saw. So, with the help of the grand-kids, I wound up where my little mound was directly in front of home plate and I just handed the ball to Sandy.”
For the entire ceremony, including Scully being driven around Dodger Stadium in a 1965 Mustang convertible, click here.