Longest career as a sports broadcaster: Vin Scully breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO) LOS ANGELES, CA, USA -- Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has now been immortalized in the Book of World Records as the longest-tenured broadcaster with one team: 65 years, five months and 22 days - and counting, thus setting the new world record for the Longest career as a sports broadcaster for a single team,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Baseball broadcasting icon Vin Scully (USA) was officially recognised for having the Longest career as a sports broadcaster for a single team, having been behind the mic for an incredible 65 years 5 months and 22 days (as of 23 September). Photo: Eileen Blass (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the longest career as an ice cream man is 67 years, achieved by Allan Ganz (b. 13 July 1937, USA), who has been working as an ice cream man continuously from 1947 to 2014, in Peabody, Massachusetts, USA, at the age of 76.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest career as a television news broadcaster; it was achieved by Alfonso Espinosa de los Monteros (Ecuador) who anchored television news without interruption from 1 March 1967 until today (last verified on 22 May 2014), a total of 47 years 83 days. Scully has been behind the microphone for Dodgers games for 66 years. He began working for the team in 1950, when the team was in still Brooklyn.
Scully began his professional broadcasting career in 1950 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He has called three perfect games, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games.
He was behind the microphone for Kirk Gibson's Game 1 homer in the 1988 World Series, Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, Hank Aaron's record-setting 715th home run and Sandy Koufax's four no-hitters, including a perfect game.
This comes less than a month after Scully announced he would return to the Dodgers for a record 67th season.
Scully already holds the Guinness World Records title for the youngest broadcaster to broadcast a World Series game.
He was 25 on Oct. 1, 1952, when he called Game 1 of the 1952 World Series, a game the Dodgers won, 4-2, at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field.
He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.