As Major League Baseball fans mourn the loss of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, it's worth exploring his views on faith, culture—and legacy.
Born Vincent Edward Scully on Nov. 29, 1927, this beloved broadcaster spent decades bringing baseball to the airwaves.
Scully, 94, died Tuesday night at his home in Los Angeles, California, sparking many reactions. The news was immediately met with lament, fond memories and loving messages.
Among the details to re-emerge was the known fact Scully, who spent 67 years on the air, was often outspoken about his beliefs, openly praising the Lord and describing the impact faith had on his life.
Catholic media outlet Angelus once covered the famed broadcaster's Catholicism, noting in a 2016 piece how he had quipped about the famous quote, "If you want to make God smile, tell Him your plans."
Scully offered up the proclamation when asked about life was going after his 2016 retirement.
"That quote has been so much a part of me, I don't know when it began," he said. "Maybe as a child, I heard a priest say it, and it just stuck. It makes good sense. You know, we try to write our own script and it's a mistake. There's a script already written for us."
That latter point about God's plans for each human truly stands out and sheds light on Scully's faith in the Almighty.
But through it all, Scully said he trusted in his faith.
"God has been incredibly kind to allow me to be in the position to watch and to broadcast all these somewhat monumental events," Scully told the outlet in 2016. "I'm really filled with thanksgiving and the fact that I've been given such a chance to view. But none of those are my achievements; I just happened to be there. I know some people won't understand it, but I think it has been God's generosity to put me in these places and let me enjoy it."
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