Vin Scully: Legendary Dodgers broadcaster has died at age 94

“We have lost an icon,” stated Stan Kasten, the President and CEO of the Dodgers in an announcement.

“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,” Kasten stated.

“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.”

The beloved radio and TV broadcaster, who was born Vincent Edward Scully in New York on November 29, 1927, died at his residence in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles County, in response to the staff. He’s survived by his 5 kids, 21 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Amongst his many honors, Scully acquired The Presidential Medal of Freedom, The Ford C. Frick Award from the Nationwide Baseball Corridor of Fame and a star on The Hollywood Stroll of Fame.
A graduate of Fordham College, Scully started his profession with the Dodgers of their unique residence in Brooklyn, New York, when he was recruited by Corridor of Fame broadcaster Purple Barber to be the third man on the published crew.

By 25, he grew to become the youngest individual to broadcast a World Sequence recreation in 1953 and when, two years later, Barber left to hitch the New York Yankees, Scully was the voice for the Dodgers.

Barber was an early affect on the younger broadcaster as he advised the Baseball Corridor of Fame: “Red was my teacher … and my father. I don’t know — I might have been the son he never had. It wasn’t so much that he taught me how to broadcast. It was an attitude. Get to the park early. Do your homework. Be prepared. Be accurate.”
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From the published sales space perch, Scully grew to become the narrator for the story of baseball’s biggest franchises. He was there when the “Boys of Summer” received their first World Sequence in 1955 and referred to as the ultimate innings of Don Larsen’s good recreation within the 1956 World Sequence. It was certainly one of greater than 20 no-hitters that Scully coated in his profession, the staff famous.

When the franchise abruptly left Brooklyn for Los Angeles in 1958, Scully additionally departed his native metropolis to increase a profession that lasted 67 years with the Dodgers, the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single staff, the staff stated.

Along with overlaying the Dodgers, he additionally was heard on nationwide TV as an announcer for golf and soccer in addition to baseball.

His most well-known calls included when the Braves’ Hank Aaron’s hit his 715th residence run in Atlanta, transferring forward of Babe Ruth, and the injured Kirk Gibson’s bottom-of-the-Ninth walk-off residence run in Recreation 1 of the 1988 World Sequence.

Associates and followers pay their respects

Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts, talking after the staff beat the Giants in San Francisco Tuesday evening, stated the broadcaster impressed him to be higher.
“There’s not a better storyteller. I think everyone considers him family. He was in our living rooms for so many generations. Dodger fans consider him part of their family. He lived a fantastic life, a legacy that will live on forever.”

Fellow Southern California sports activities icon, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, said that “Dodger Nation” had misplaced a legend. “I’ll always remember his smooth broadcasting style. He had a voice & a way of storytelling that made you think he was only talking to you.”
Los Angeles Lakers’ star LeBron James described Scully as “Another great one who made sports so damn special.”
Tennis nice Billy Jean King stated Scully can be missed: “He was a true sports storyteller,” she said on Twitter
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stated his passing marked the end of a chapter within the metropolis’s historical past. “He united us, inspired us, and showed us all what it means to serve. Our City Hall will be lit up for you tomorrow Vin, our dear friend, the Voice of LA. Thank you from a grateful and loving city.

Scully broadcast his final home game for the Dodgers on September 25, 2016.

In a 2020 interview with CNN, Scully described what it felt like: “Once I was leaving Dodger Stadium, my final day on the stadium, I hung a giant signal out of the door of the window of the sales space and it stated, ‘I am going to miss you.’ That is how I felt in regards to the followers.”

CNN’s Jillian Martin contributed to this report.