Larry Miggins

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Birthdate8/20/1925
Death Date
Debut Year1948
Year of Induction
Teams Cardinals
Positions Left Field, Pinch Hitter

Vin Scully says that his most memorable play-call was the home run of high school classmate Larry Miggins’ first MLB homer – see Miggins’ account below.

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Incredible content about high school classmate Vin Scully calling his first big league homer

Incredible content about high school classmate Vin Scully calling his first big league homer

In the collection is this questionnaire filled out by former Cardinal Larry Miggins detailing a magical moment he shared with Fordham Prep high school classmate and legendary baseball announcer Vin Scully. In 1943, the two teenagers sat in the Fordham Prep auditorium sharing their dreams of reaching
Larry Miggins signed this card three months after Vin Scully called his first MLB homer

Larry Miggins signed this card three months after Vin Scully called his first MLB homer

Larry Miggins played all of 43 games spanning 100 plate appearances. Without a doubt his career highlight was his first career homer. Vin Scully was on hand to broadcast the homer of his high school classmate at Fordham Prep. Shown here is a government postcard signed by Miggins on August 15, 1952 j
This side of the card reveals a postmark detailing the time and place from which it was mailed

This side of the card reveals a postmark detailing the time and place from which it was mailed

A quick glance of this postmark reveals that it was mailed from St. Louis on August 15, 1952. On that date the Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-4 at Sportsman’s Park. It was just three months earlier that Miggins hit his first big league homer against Brooklyn. Vin Scully called that homer as in h
The Dodger Stadium press box was named in honor of Vin Scully in 2001

The Dodger Stadium press box was named in honor of Vin Scully in 2001

Generally regarded as the greatest baseball announcer of all time, Vin Scully enjoyed a 67-year career calling games for the Dodgers. In 2001 the team named the press box in his honor. Scully called a record 28 World Series, 21 no-hitters, and 3 perfect games. Despite these highlights, Scully called

A Story about Larry Miggins

Vin Scully and high school teammate Larry Miggins shared a magical MLB moment

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During the second semester of the 1943 school year, Fordham Prep High School baseball teammates Larry Miggins and Vin Scully sat in their school’s auditorium sharing dreams of reaching the big leagues. While Miggins fancied himself as a future Major League player, Scully hoped to become a big league baseball announcer. The two men created a dream scenario that would come true on May 13, 1952 at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field. Larry Miggins tells the story “Vince Scully and I were attending Fordham Prep in 1943,” Miggins wrote in a letter. “At a school assembly he was sitting behind me, grabbed me by the shoulders and said, ‘Larry someday you will be in the big leagues and the first time you hit a home run, I will be the announcer and tell the world about it.’ “Sure enough it happened in 1952. I was with the Cardinals and the first time we played in NY – my home town – Eddie Stanky put me in left field and I hit a home run (my first) off of Preacher Roe and beat him for the first time in two years. Scully had joined Red Barber on radio broadcasts and he actually told […]

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