Dodgers legend Vin Scully meets with Rangers’ Martinez, fellow Fordham alumni

Vin Scully and Rangers right-hander Nick Martinez had a special visit on Thursday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. 

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Vin Scully is one of the most revered figures in baseball. The legendary Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer is a figure dear to the hearts of baseball fans for decades due to his iconic voice, storytelling and status as one of the nicest gentlemen you’ll ever meet. 

With the Texas Rangers in town this week, Scully actively wanted to meet young Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez – because of a bond shared between the two. 

As Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News explained, both are alumni of Fordham University in New York, a private college that was the setting of the beginning of Scully’s involvement with sports broadcasting. Martinez attended the school for three years, playing on the baseball team before being drafted in 2011. 

Martinez told Fraley that he was excited about the prospect of meeting Scully: “I can’t wait. He’s one of the greats. There aren’t a lot of us Fordham guys around.”

The chat was held before the game on Thursday night in Scully’s broadcasting booth: 

Scully’s always up for a chat with just about anybody that will listen – but if the opportunity to chat with a fellow Fordham alum comes up, he couldn’t let that pass by without taking advantage. 

(h/t Dallas Morning News, MLB.com