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Scully and Valenzuela combine for memorable first pitch

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully answers questions during a news conference at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. A California lawmaker wants to name a section of a Los Angeles freeway in honor Vin Scully Returns To Dodger Stadium For First Pitch Ceremony
Frederick Owens | 26 October, 2017, 06:51

Vin Scully speaks to fans before game two of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles.

It was a class move by Buck, who called Scully the best to ever sit behind a microphone and a one-of-a-kind talent.

"Boy, it's a long walk to the mound", said Scully.

Among his one-liners: "Do you know what I'm thinking right now?"

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As Scully teased the crowd pretending to get ready to throw the pitch, he asked to get a catcher.

Despite popular demand, Scully has said that he wouldn't want to come out of retirement to call any part of this year's World Series. In fact, he was there to throw the first pitch.

Soon, Dodgers icon Fernando Valenzuela joined Scully on the mound as the play-by-play veteran listed Valenzuela's pitching accomplishments. And of course this was a time for the 1981 NL Rookie of the Year and Cy Young victor Fernando Valenzuela to come on out.

Scully finished by leading the capacity crowd with his pre-game catchphrase: "It's time for Dodger baseball!"

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