Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers’ broadcaster Vin Scully gone at age 94

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Vin Scully, the Hall of Fame voice of the Dodgers for 67 years, died, the club announced. He was 94.

“We have lost an icon,” said Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten. “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 be truly missed.”

“We lost the greatest ever to do it,” Dodgers play-by-play man Joe Davis, who succeeded Scully, said during Tuesday night’s broadcast.

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Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully dies at 94 years old

Vin Scully, the legendary broadcaster who spent 67 years as the golden-throated voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, has died. He was 94 years old.

The Dodgers announced his death on Tuesday. A cause of death was not initially noted.

Scully, a Bronx native who became a baseball fan at the age of 8, began his broadcasting career at Fordham University after spending two years in the Navy. He called football and basketball games, and also played baseball, even playing a game against future president George H.W. Bush, who was on Yale University’s baseball team.

After graduating, he managed to find work as a fill-in at WTOP in Washington, DC in 1949, which ended up being his big break into sports announcing. He met Red Barber at WTOP, who would become Scully’s mentor. Barber brought him along in 1950 when he was hired by the Dodgers, and in just three years Scully became the youngest broadcaster to ever call a World Series at the age of 25.

A year later, when Barber left to work for the crosstown New York Yankees, Scully became the Dodgers’ main announcer. He remained in that role until his retirement in 2016, relocating in 1958 when the Dodgers uprooted to Los Angeles.

Scully’s most memorable calls

Over the years, Scully was at the mic for countless special moments for the Dodgers. In many of those great calls, you can hear that Scully had a skill that every great broadcaster possesses: knowing when to stay quiet.

In 2022, Scully said that Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974 was the most important game he ever called.

Scully also named Kirk Gibson’s miraculous home run from Game 1 of the 1988 World Series as his most theatrical call.

Scully was on the mic for Don Larsen’s legendary perfect game from Game 5 of the 1956 World Series and called Sandy Koufax’s perfect game in 1965.

He called football games in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and worked with John Madden during his very first year as an NFL broadcaster. When Madden died in late 2021, Scully shared his memories of Madden with NFL Network, and said that he knew right from the start that Madden had a gift for broadcasting.

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