Scully said the worst thing anyone could do was make Robinson angry.
"Most of us, if not all of us, lose something when we get angry,'' he said. "When Jackie got angry, somehow he took his game to a higher level. One game, he knew they were trying to hit him. So he got to first base on ball four and proceeded to steal second, third and home. The word around the league was, I remember hearing Leo Durocher say this to the Giants: `Don't wake him up.'''
At one point, Scully, a former barbershop quartet singer, launched into his favorite song, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame,'' with the audience joining in.
Asked the secret to his long life, Wooden replied, "Not being afraid of death and having peace within yourself. All of life is peaks and valleys. Don't let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.''
Scully was asked when he plans to retire.
"I still get the goose bumps every day when the crowd roars for whatever reason,'' he said. "I'm looking forward to at least next year. But I remember the old thing about talk about next year and make the devil laugh, so I'd rather just go day to day like we all are anyway.''
In a takeoff of "Inside the Actor's Studio,'' Simers asked Scully and Wooden a series of questions requiring mostly one-word answers.
Their favorite words? Both men replied love. Their least favorite? Both said hate.
The noise they hate? "Booing,'' Wooden said. "Chalk on a blackboard,'' Scully said.
Their favorite curse word? "Goodness gracious snakes alive,'' the clean-living Wooden said, drawing laughter. "Darn it,'' Scully replied.
The profession they would like to try? Civil engineer for Wooden, and song-and-dance man for Scully.
If heaven exists, what would they like God to say when they arrive at the pearly gates?
"Well done,'' Wooden said as the audience applauded in agreement.
"Can't really top that,'' Scully said. "Welcome my son, well done.''
At that, the two legends reached toward each other, grasped hands and smiled.
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