Martinez thrilled to meet Dodgers' Scully

Rangers pitcher, broadcasting legend both attended Fordham

Martinez thrilled to meet Dodgers' Scully

LOS ANGELES -- Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez got a big thrill Thursday when he was able to meet Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully.

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Martinez and Scully both attended Fordham University. Scully went to Fordham after World War II, before becoming a broadcaster for the Dodgers in 1950. He is now in his 66th season as a broadcaster.

"It was amazing," Martinez said. "Surely cool. He is a legend, a living legend. He has been around the game so long and is such a nice person, having been from Fordham makes it even cooler to have that connection. There is so much baseball history there, it was an amazing experience. It was pretty awesome."

Martinez played three years for Fordham before being drafted by the Rangers in the 18th round of the 2011 Draft. There have been 59 players from Fordham in Major League Baseball history, but only five in the last 50 years. Martinez was the first since Pete Harnisch, who last played in 2001.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.