Legendary Baseball Broadcaster And Los Angeles Dodgers Icon Vin Scully Dead At 94
If you’re a baseball fan, chances are you know the name Vin Scully, and if you don’t know his name, you have probably heard his voice. Scully was the play-by-play broadcaster for the Dodgers starting way back in 1950 when the team was in Brooklynn instead of Los Angeles. He followed the team when they relocated to the west coast, and he continued to be the team’s announcer until he retired in 2016.
Scully has passed away. He died on August 2, 2022 at the age of 94 years old.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced his death on Twitter writing, “He was the voice of the Dodgers and so much more. He was their conscious, their poet laureate, capturing their beauty and chronicling their glory from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw. Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers – and in so many ways, the heartbeat of Los Angeles.”
Stan Kasten, the Dodger President and CEO, was quote in the tweet. Kasten said about Scully, “We have lost an icon.” He added, “The Dodgers’ Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in all of sports. He was a giant of a man, not only as a broadcaster, but as a humanitarian. He loved people. He loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family. His voice will always be heard and etched in all of our minds forever. I know he was looking forward to joining the love of his life, Sandi. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this very difficult time. Vin will truly be missed.”
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 3, 2022
Scully was more than just an announcer for the Dodgers. Watch the video below to learn more about Scully’s life and career.
Are you a baseball fan? Do you remember Scully announcing for the Dodgers?