Like many broadcasters across America since the 1950s, Charley Steiner was heavily influenced by the late, great Vin Scully.
The longtime Dodgers broadcaster passed away at the age of 94 Tuesday, leaving behind a huge void for baseball and the world at large. Steiner, who has been broadcasting Dodgers games since 2005, joined 95.7 The Game’s “Damon & Ratto” Wednesday to reflect on Scully’s impact.
“I’m in this business because of him,” Steiner said. “When I was five years old, the first time I listened to a baseball game on the radio, it was the Brooklyn Dodgers. I heard the sound of the crowd, the crack of the bat and this overarching voice. From the time I was five, that’s all I ever wanted to be when I grew up. In losing Vin, who over the years, thankfully had become a second father in many ways, a mentor, an icon and ultimately a friend.”