Remember Finn Scully and his famous work at the 1986 World Championships

The well-deserved tribute and poignant memory have continued to flow since the sad news of the recent death of legend Finn Scully. Among the many tributes to the beloved baseball and radio legend, one of the most notable and eloquent has come from mets‘Special Gary Cohen, emphasizing how clear and frank Scully was the publisher goat.

He is best known for his 67 years of working with a company Dodgers Beginning in 1950, Scully belonged first to Brooklyn and then to Los Angeles – an impressive double for anyone – not to mention a boy from the Bronx. However, his flawless work naturally led him to the national stage in numerous sports on both television and radio – most notably when he was paired with Joe Garagiola on NBC’s coverage of National Baseball from 1983-1989.

This corresponds well with an era when the Mets were the preeminent team in baseball, giving Mets fans ample opportunity to enjoy Scully’s work thanks to several appearances in the National Game of the Week. And it was in that post where the most prominent and historical intersection between the Dodgers’ voice and the franchise that helped fill the void left by their departure from Brooklyn occurred, that Scully’s voice covered the fabric of Mets history as he called one. One of the most unforgettable things World Championship ever, it was highlighted by one of the most dramatic comebacks in the history of the sport which he described as an ingenious call It is considered one of the most memorable.

There was no shortage of coverage of the 1986 World Championships, which boasts two major markets and two passionate fan bases hungry for championships. It was already a high-profile case, on October 25, 1986, the fateful Game 6 began with a parachute landing on Shea land, and it just got more and more unbelievable from there. The tenth round detail is a baseball legend – familiar to most baseball fans; It is etched in the minds of any Mets fan who has tried it. Down twice with nothing on the series, three consecutive singles brought the Mets inside one before Bob Stanley opened up the runaway pitch for a tight run. Bedlam erupts at the stadium in Queens, like Scully leads the viewers With what will become the most memorable role in franchise history,

“Can you believe this ball in Shea?” – With both teams setting up multiple runs in extra innings from a crucial World Championship match and back in action until 5pm, Scully’s simple, honest and questioning comment confirms what we all know – that we’re watching a classic. A moment to appreciate the baseball tides afforded by the game, series, and season—all but specific moments before that—is now in the balance again. The endless possibilities of sporting a watch without a watch are simply appreciated because the announcer – like all of us – wonders what might be in store next.

“Little spool along first…behind the bag! Passes through Buckner!”—the abrupt shift in tone from a seemingly routine baseball play that the announcer had watched thousands of times—the result of which was predetermined—before the shock of the error and the subsequent realization that the Mets would complete a miraculous comeback. Timing the perfect third-round winning streak, Scully’s startled voice sounds like Ray Knight’s character jumping home: “Here comes the Knights, and the Mets wins!”

I watched the video for nostalgia purposes more than checking the quote—between experiencing it live and watching the highlights of an episode, this call sounds to me the same soundtrack of my childhood as any of the best ’80s radio hits. While it has certainly been noted many times before, the length of silence after Nate scored before Scully spoke again is astounding –1 minute 50 seconds In this video. Wisdom to leave the images of shocking joy and riot from the Mets and the shea crowd and stunned disbelief from red socks Speaking for himself, humility to not interfere or interfere in the moment – pure bliss. And maybe give him time to get the perfect, eloquent bow to wrap up this gift from the baseball gods. “If a picture is worth a thousand words, you’ve seen about a million words.”

Certainly, I must admit that as a child, I preferred hearing Bob Murphy’s call. He was our (shiny) guy, and we shared our joy. Looking back, it is a special feeling to have an immortal moment associated with this immortal. While Dodgers fans are naturally swaying and possessive, Scully ultimately belongs to baseball. The length and breadth of his career has put him in a position to cut many historical moments. But what a happy coincidence to cherish that for the Mets, their car was put into the hands of the master.