Vin Scully was born in the Bronx, New York. But he found his true home in Los Angeles, where his name has been - and always will be - synonymous with the Dodgers. You can't mention one, without thinking of the other.

Even after retirement, and now with his passing, Vin Scully lives on in the hearts and minds of anyone who ever called themselves a baseball fan.

As a sportscaster with the Dodgers for 67 years (the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team, for any sport), Scully had lots of memorable things to say about the action on the diamond, such as this remark:

Roberto Clemente could field the ball in New York and throw out a guy in Pittsburgh.”

Other quotes give insight into the broadcast legend himself, and offer us food for thought as we run the bases on our own life's journey. What follows are 7 thoughts from Vin Scully to help get you out of the nose-bleed seats and into the game.

  • Getty Images
    Getty Images
    loading...
    1

    Keep Smiling

    "As long as you live keep smiling because it brightens everybody's day."

  • Getty Images
    Getty Images
    loading...
    2

    Live Up to Your Potential

    "Good is not good when better is expected."

  • Getty Images
    Getty Images
    loading...
    3

    Dig Deeper

    "Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamp post: for support, not illumination."

  • Getty Images
    Getty Images
    loading...
    4

    On Loss

    "Losing feels worse than winning feels good."

  • Getty Images
    Getty Images
    loading...
    5

    Sacrifice is Necessary

    "I really love baseball. The guys and the game, and I love the challenge of describing things. The only thing I hate — and I know you have to be realistic and pay the bills in this life — is the loneliness on the road."

  • Getty Images
    Getty Images
    loading...
    6

    Be Present

    "It's a mere moment in a man's life between the All-Star Game and an old timer's game."

  • Getty Images
    Getty Images
    loading...
    7

    Be Grateful

    "If I’m to be honest with you and myself today, I have to ask the same question when good fortune comes my way, ‘Why me?’ Why, with the millions and millions of more deserving people, would a red-haired kid with a hole in his pants and his shirttail hanging out, playing stickball in the streets of New York, wind up in Cooperstown? Why me, indeed? I don’t have the answer … but I do know how I feel. I want to sing, I want to dance, I want to laugh, I want to shout, I want to cry, and I’d like to pray. I’d like to pray with humility and great Thanksgiving."