In what was the legendary voice Vin Scully’s final game for the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was former Calhoun High School standout Charlie Culberson who was the subject of his last ever call from the booth at Dodger Stadium.
Scully, who has been the voice of the Dodgers since before they moved to L.A. from Brooklyn, decided to call games up through the end of the regular season games, and then call it quits. Sunday, Culberson’s walk-off, N.L. West Division clinching homer became the final home call of the man many regard as the greatest sports announcer ever.
With the game tied 3-3 with the Rockies – Charlie’s former team – in the bottom of the 10th inning, with two outs and an 0-1 count, Culberson delivered a walk-off home run to deep left field. It was his first home run in two years, and it was a situationally historic one.
Culberson, who made the Dodgers 25-man roster through his spring training performance, had only had 52 at-bats on the season, and was hitting .269. He made the most of his final plate appearance on Sunday, to say the least.