Richmond Spiders baseball head coach reflects on playing in Hollywood during Vin Scully’s tenure

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — While the baseball world reflects on the 67-year career of the famous “Voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers”  Vin Scully, one head coach in Richmond had the privilege of playing in Hollywood during Scully’s tenure.

Spiders baseball head coach Tracy Woodson, a Richmond native and Benedictine graduate, played for the Dodgers from 1987 to 1989.

Woodson hit his first career MLB home run at Dodger stadium against Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan with Scully on the call and remembers with clarity the unforgettable 1988 World Series game one winning home run from Kirk Gibson over the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the ninth.

Tracy Woodson
Tracy Woodson

“He’s the greatest broadcaster ever,” Woodson said. The Dodgers would go on to win the World Series that year 4-1.

On Sunday, Scully called his final Dodgers game at San Francisco where the Giants beat Los Angeles 7-1 to clinch the last remaining NL Wild Card spot.

“I have said enough for a lifetime,” said Scully as he began his goodbye on AM 570 LA, “and for the last time, I wish you all a very pleasant good afternoon.”

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