Vin Scully's playing career included a presidential opponent
Vin Scully has been calling Dodgers games for a long, long time. But despite what it might feel like, the universe did exist before his tenure with the team began.
Prior to his 1950 MLB broadcasting debut, Scully grew up in Manhattan, served in the U.S. Navy, sang in a barbershop quartet and attended Fordham University in New York. At Fordham, Scully wasn't just a sportscaster and sportswriter -- he was also an athlete. Playing center field for the Rams, Scully didn't have much success hitting -- but he did go 3-for-4 against rival NYU and played against a Yale first baseman named George H.W. Bush.
Watch Scully recount his playing days at this year's Dodgers FanFest: