SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Vin Scully, the legendary long-time voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, provided an interesting perspective ahead of Thursday’s decisive Giants-Dodger NLDS Game 5.
Scully said the game is “the most important game” in the history of their rivalry.
“With nearly identical records, and so much at stake, I believe this to be the case,” he wrote.
As one of the greatest rivalries in sports history, the Dodgers and Giants have met a number of times dating back to 1890.
But despite the rivalry seemingly getting more intense each year, the two teams have never met in the postseason until now — 131 years later.
And the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Scully brought up the 1951 game for the NL pennant, when Bobby Thomson hit a one-out, three-run homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the NL pennant for the New York Giants to knock the Brooklyn Dodgers out of their spot in the World Series.
But Scully said that game was more about the “greatest moment” with Thomson’s game-winning homer.
The Giants went on to lose the World Series to the Yankees, but Thomson’s homerun remains one of the most memorable moments in sports history.