Beloved Announcer Was a 2009 Inductee into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame
Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant (18 W. 33rd St.) found an unusual way to honor retiring baseball broadcaster Vin Scully. The pub, ranked by Yahoo! as the top sports bar in New York and one of the best in America, introduced the “Vin Scully Burger” stuffed with “Dodger Blue” Cheese and Ballyconnell Irish Bacon, then topped with sesame ginger dressing (for the famed ginger-haired announcer).
The special burger was available during the week beginning Monday, Sept. 12, when the Los Angeles Dodgers visited New York to play the Yankees.
Vin Scully has been the voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 years – longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single club. The veteran broadcaster received the prestigious Ford Frick Award from Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, was a 1995 Radio Hall of Fame inductee, and named “Top Sportscaster of All-Time” by the American Sportscasters Association. Scully was a 2009 inductee into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame, which is housed at Foley’s
His memorable calls include the 1955 World Series, Sandy Koufax’s perfect game, Hank Aaron’s 715th home run, Game 6 of 1986 World Series and Game 1 of 1988 World Series (Kirk Gibson’s unlikely home run off Dennis Eckersley). Scully, a native of the Bronx, is a graduate of Fordham University with family roots in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan.
“For fans of the Dodgers or any other team for that matter, Vin Scully is the voice of baseball. As he concludes his last year as a broadcaster, we wanted to honor his 67 years of contributions to the game. What better way for us than to introduce the Scully Burger,” said Shaun Clancy, owner of Foley’s. “It brought people in. They walked in the door asking for it. We even had Dodger fans come in specifically to try the Scully Burger.”
“Vin Scully’s mother came from my hometown, and we are distant cousins,” Clancy added. “I wanted to do something to acknowledge those roots and, of course, his place in the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame.”
Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant (18 W. 33rd St.) is a popular destination among baseball players, executives, umpires, media, and fans, Foley’s is located across from the Empire State Building. The “Irish Bar with a Baseball Attitude” features walls adorned with more than 3,000 autographed balls, bobbleheads, game-worn jerseys, stadium seats and other artifacts that make it the premier baseball bar in New York and one of the best sports bars in America. For more information, call (212) 290-0080, visit www.facebook.com/FoleysNYPub, or follow on Twitter @foleysny