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LOS ANGELES -- Manager Kirk Gibson got a visit Tuesday afternoon from one of his favorite people in the game of baseball -- Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully.

Scully talked with Gibson for awhile in the visiting manager's office before batting practice.

"It's a pleasure and honor to be able to sit and talk with him," Gibson said.

Gibson peppered Scully with questions about the recent movie "42," which depicts Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. Scully started broadcasting Dodgers games a few years after Robinson made his debut.

"He gave me some other stories about that time and things that happened," Gibson said.

Gibson listened to Scully well before he joined the Dodgers as a player in 1988.

One of Scully's best known calls is Gibson's game-winning homer in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

"He's iconic, he's great for the game, he's got a great call and I'm just honored to have the acquaintance and be able to spend time with him," Gibson said. "He's got a great perspective on life and baseball. I always tell him when he walks out I say, 'You know, Vin, I really enjoy spending time with you, but you do know we're going to try and beat your butt tonight.'"

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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