It's almost time to say goodbye to a legend.
Having announced for the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1950 – yes, that makes this his 67th consecutive season – Vin Scully has revealed that, at age 88, he plans to retire at the end of the 2016 season.
And for a man who probably knows baseball history as well as anyone still on this planet, it's only fitting that he gave the world a blast from the past during his farewell tour.
In a video posted to the MLB's Twitter page, Scully recites the speech given by fictional author Terence Mann (played by James Earl Jones) in the classic 1988 movie "Field of Dreams." Mann famously convinces protagonist Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) that "people will come" to his backyard's baseball field to watch arguably fictional games. Scully does it to perfection:
— MLB (@MLB) May 26, 2016
For those looking to either judge Scully's work or merely take a nice nostalgic trip, here's Jones' original speech from the movie:
Pretty spot on – as Scully has been throughout his legendary career.