The immortal Vin Scully has been the voice of the Dodgers for more than six decades. He has seen their best days, and worst, but more importantly he was there for their days in Brooklyn.
Though he had many favorites on the team notably called the Boys of Summer, he is still miffed by the fact that Gil Hodges is not a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. What is even more unfortunate is those who played with the first baseman are slowly leaving us and his chances of ever becoming a member are fading.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s swing got a whole lot more powerful and a whole lot sweeter over this past weekend. Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. graciously accepted the opportunity to forever be immortalized as baseball greats, which they both rightfully deserve.
After watching their induction speeches (which I highly recommend and can be done hereand here), it’s clear to see that pairing these two together in one Hall of Fame class couldn’t have been more perfect.
Not because they were two of the most well known players in the 1990s and early 2000s, but because their stories were so different, yet so similar at the same time. This was evident before they took the podium in Cooperstown to give one of the most difficult speeches of their respective lives. But by the time they were finished, seeing the parallels between them was undeniable.