While the Los Angeles Dodgers were beating the Washington Nationals to win the NLDS, the longtime voice of the team was enjoying his retirement by doing the late-night rounds in Hollywood.
Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t resist asking recently retired Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully for a small favor during his Thursday night appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Not everybody gets to hear the legendary announcer call a great moment in their baseball careers, so Kimmel took the opportunity to bring up that time he hit a home run during a celebrity softball game.
“All of baseball is still talking about it,” Scully quipped, before acquiescing to do some announcing over a clip of the event in question.
Ever the pro, Scully took over running the show, cuing up Kimmel’s at-bat with his signature oratory style of relating a depth of knowledge of the late night host’s childhood, background and personality.
Scully even gave the Kimmel home run a standing ovation, but the host himself and the audience were probably actually saluting the beloved announcer when they got to their feet.
Scully appeared on Kimmel’s show on a night when a marathon four and a half hour Game 5 in the National League Division Series sent the Dodgers victorious into the National League Champion Series, where they will face the Chicago Cubs.
The announcer ended his 67-year career with the Dodgers with the team’s final regular season game against the San Francisco Giants. The date was October 2, 2016 — 80 years to the day from the first time Scully fell in love with the sport of baseball.
Watch the video above.