Vin Scully, 94, died Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced. He was the voice of the team for more than six decades.“It’s sad to lose an icon,” said Stan Kasten, Dodgers president, and chief executive officer. Vin Scully, the Dodgers’ voice, ranked among the best in all of the sports. Kasten described him as a giant of a person, both as a broadcaster and as a humanitarian.
He had a great love for people. The man loved life. Dodgers baseball was his favorite sport. He also loved his family. Our memories of his voice will be etched in our minds for the rest of our lives.”Vincent Edward Scully was born in New York City on November 29, 1927, and passed away at his Los Angeles County home, according to his team.
It is believed that he is survived by five children, 21 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, among many other honors.
Fordham University graduate Scully joined the Dodgers’ broadcast crew as the third broadcaster in their original Brooklyn, New York, stadium when Hall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber recruited him. At 25, he became the youngest broadcaster of a World Series game, and when Barber joined the Yankees, Scully became the Dodgers’ voice.
In his interview with the Baseball Hall of Fame, Barber said, “Red was my teacher … and my father.”. We may have been the son he never had. He didn’t teach me broadcasting so much as he taught me how to be a broadcaster. An attitude was involved. Arrive early at the park. Get your homework done. Prepare yourself.
You must be accurate.”The broadcast booth became the narrator for the story of baseball’s greatest franchises thanks to Scully. During the 1955 and 1956 World Series, he called Don Larsen’s perfect game and called the final innings of the “Boys of Summer” victory. As the team noted, it was one of more than 20 no-hitters Scully covered in his career.
In 1958, when the team abruptly relocated from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, Scully followed to continue a career that lasted 67 years with the Dodgers, the longest tenure of any broadcaster with one team. As well as covering the Dodgers, he also broadcast golf, football, and other sports on national television.
A few of his most memorable calls include Hank Aaron’s 715th home run, moving ahead of Babe Ruth, as well as Kirk Gibson’s walk-off home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, with the injured Kirk Gibson on the field.
Fans and friends pay their respects
According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, the broadcaster motivated him to be better after the team beat the Giants in San Francisco Tuesday night.”There is no better storyteller than you. In my opinion, everyone considers him to be part of the family. He has been a part of our living rooms for so many generations. Many Dodger fans consider him a part of the family.
A fantastic life was lived by him, and he left a legacy that will never be forgotten.”The “Dodger Nation” has lost a legend, according to former Southern California sports icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson. He had a smooth broadcasting style that I will never forget. Their voice and way of telling stories made you think he was just talking to you.
“LeBron James, a star of the Los Angeles Lakers, described Scully as “another great person who made sports so damn special.”.Billy Jean King mourned the loss of Scully, saying he was the epitome of a sports storyteller. In a statement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that Garcetti’s death marked the end of a chapter in the city’s history.
His service united us, inspired us, and taught us what it means to serve. There will be a light show in our City Hall tomorrow for you, our dear friend, the Voice of LA. From a grateful and loving city, thank you very much. During the Dodgers’ September 25 home game, Scully broadcast his final game.
The fans were important to him, as he explained in a CNN interview in 2020: “When I was leaving Dodger Stadium, my last day at the stadium, I hung a big sign out the window that read, ‘I’ll miss you.’ That’s how I felt about the fans.”
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