Baseball ad legend Vin Scully, who called Los Angeles Dodgers games for more than 60 years, has died at the age of 94, the team announced Tuesday.
“We have lost an icon,” Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement. “Vin Scully of the Dodgers was one of the greatest voices in all of sport. He was a giant of a man, not just 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 be truly missed.
Scully began broadcasting Dodger games in 1950, when the team was still in Brooklyn. He became the team’s chief announcer in 1954 and moved with the team to Los Angeles in 1957. He remained in the Dodgers’ booth for six decades, finally retiring in 2016. presenting every game with his line caption: ‘It’s Dodger baseball time!
He also aired nationally, his voice serving as the soundtrack to a number of memorable Earth Collection moments, including Invoice Buckner’s fatal mistake that led the Mets to the Purple Sox in 1986 and the home Kirk Gibson’s run that won a game for the hometown Dodgers. on the A’s in 1988. Scully worked as senior baseball announcer for NBC Sports from 1983 to 1989 and covered football and golfing for CBS Sports from 1975 to 1982.
Watch a tribute to Scully for his last show in 2016:
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