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Broadcasting Legend Vin Scully Dies @ 94

Baseball world mourns loss of Vin Scully

For an unrivaled 67 seasons, Vin Scully was the voice of the Dodgers. He started way back in 1950 when the team still played in Brooklyn, followed the team to Los Angeles, and announced his retirement in 2016.

Before talking about any numbers, let me just gush about Vin for a moment. In 2007, I briefly moved to North Hollywood. During my time out west, I found myself stopping the radio on Dodgers’ games quite often, where I quickly gained an appreciation for Scully’s entrancing style.

Living in Milwaukee, I always thought Bob Uecker was the greatest announcer of all-time, but I will never argue with anyone who says Vin was the best. His voice encapsulated Americana, and provided the soundtracks to some of the game’s greatest moments.


Scully passed away yesterday, August 2nd, which fell exactly 70 months after his final broadcast – when the Dodgers played the Giants:

Giants = 70 Ordinal

On the same day he died, the Dodgers defeated the Giants to earn their 70th victory of the season.

Scully = 70 Reverse and 733 Latin

The win pushed their record to 7033:

The 33rd Prime number is 137

Vin Scully = 137 Ordinal

It’s likely worth noting that August 2nd was 117 / 118 days after the start of the delayed season. “Dodgers” = 117. “Los Angeles, California” = 118, and it sits on the 118th meridian. This season culminates with the 118th World Series.


When Scully began his career, Jackie Robinson was still playing for the Dodgers. Earlier this year, I made this post which pointed out how Jackie Robinson Day in 2022 was of particular significance. This was confirmed a few days later when we got a strange news story about a woman being killed before she was dragged on to Jackie Robinson Parkway.

A big part of that riddle is the death of Chadwick Boseman, who died on Jackie Robinson Day in 2020. Boseman portrayed Robinson in the 2013 film 42, and he shares a November 29th birthday with Vin Scully:

Both men have matching gematria with their full names.

Vincent Edward Scully = 81, 90, and 108, Chadwick Aaron Boseman = 81, 90, and 1008

Additionally, Vin Scully and Vince Scully have gematric overlap with Jackie Robinson.

Vince Scully and Jackie Robinson both = 145 Ordinal

Vin Scully and Robinson both = 106, 47, and 52


In the alphabetic order, Chadwick Boseman sums to 131, which matches Jackie’s middle name Roosevelt.

Chadwick Boseman and Roosevelt both = 131

Robinson made his MLB debut when he was 10301 days old:

Vin Scully announced his retirement on January 31st, or 1/31, in 2016:On January 31, 2016, Scully announced that he planned to retire from broadcasting after the conclusion of the 2016 season; his final game was the team's October 2 finale at San Francisco.

Jackie Robinson was born on January 31st, or 1/31:


19

Jackie Robinson was born in 1919

The number 19 is very significant to Los Angeles, which has matching gematria with the 19-year Metonic cycle.

Los Angeles, California and Metonic cycle both = 197 and 547

Los Angeles hosted the All-Star Game on 19/7

Los Angeles = 109 Ordinal

All-Star Game = 109 Ordinal

Vin Scully died 109 days after this year’s Jackie Robinson Day:

Jack Roosevelt Robinson = 109 Single Reduction

Hall of Fame Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda died a span of exactly 19 weeks after Chadwick Boseman:

Vin Scully died a span of exactly 19 months after his wife:

His wife died on 1/3/21

The Metonic cycle = 1321 Standard

Recall how the Dodgers won the 2020 World Series on October 27th, or 10/27.

Metonic cycle = 127 Ordinal

The Metonic cycle is measured by exactly 235 lunations

Vin passed away 23 months, 5 days after Chadwick Boseman:


Gilbert Gottfried

Robinson was born in 1919, and 19×19361.

Robinson = 361 Latin

Another event connected to the Jackie Robinson Day riddles I discussed in April was the death of Gilbert Gottfried.

Gottfried = 361 Latin

Gilbert was born in, and died in, the borough of Brooklyn, New York, where the Dodgers played before moving to Los Angeles. On the same day he died, there was a mass casualty event on a subway train in Brooklyn.

There was a lot of speculation that Gilbert died because of the COVID-19 vaccine, which he initially promoted. He died a span of exactly 109 weeks after the WHO declared a global pandemic:

Gottfried died at age 67, the 19th Prime number. Scully broadcast Dodgers games for 67 years. He was born on (11) + (29) + (27) = 67. Actor/model Godfrey Gao died 67 days after his birthday in the year ’19.

Godfrey Gao was Taiwanese. On the same day we learned about Vin Scully’s death, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan: Pelosi’s Taiwan trip puts the world’s biggest chipmaker back in the spotlight of U.S.-China rivalry


In the standard alphabetic order, Brooklyn sums to 112.

Brooklyn = 112 Ordinal

Vin Scully died 112 days after Gilbert Gottfried:

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