The heartbeat of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball has passed away. Vin Scully, the Hall of Fame broadcaster for the Dodgers both when they were in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, died Tuesday at age 94, the team has officially announced.
Los Angeles Dodgers Announce The Passing Of Vin Scully
In a statement from Los Angeles Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten, he along with the team announced that MLB and the sports world is in mourning as he addressed, “We have lost an icon. Adding to the announcement, it was continued with a touching tribute as the statement read, “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.”
Scully was with the Dodgers as their broadcaster for over 65 years, including time while the team was in Brooklyn before relocating to LA in 1958. The longest running sports announcer for any team was well loved by those that weren’t even Dodgers fans. His broadcast accolades included 25 World Series, 20 no-hitters and 12 All-Star Games. Baseball wasn’t always what he broadcasted as he got his start doing play-by-play for college football games.
Scully, who also is a veteran of the United States Navy has received a plethora of honors over his career that included being named the Top Sportscaster of All-Time by the American SportsCasters Association in 2009. He also joined the baseball Hall of Fame in 1982
The cause of death has yet to be released. His wife, Sandi passed away in 2021 and he leaves behind five children, 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Our condolences to all.
Celebs And Sports Stars Mourn The Passing Of Vin Scully
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 3, 2022
The sports world has started to mourn with Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James offering his condolences to the matter by mentioning, “Rest in Power. A City of Angels icon. Another great one who made sports so damn special.”
Here are more condolences from Magic Johnson, LA Rams, LA Clippers and many more…
Dodger Nation, today we lost a Los Angeles and Major League Baseball legend, Vin Scully. Vin was the voice of the @Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles for over six decades. pic.twitter.com/MX6kNYbBrr
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 3, 2022
The Rams are saddened by the loss of sports and Los Angeles icon Vin Scully. Our sincere condolences are with the Scully family, friends, and Dodgers organization. https://t.co/MTBxM33nGk
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 3, 2022
The soundtrack of the city is silent tonight. The Clippers join Angelenos and fans everywhere in mourning the loss of Vin Scully, forever in our ears and on our air. pic.twitter.com/ostM4Bjkzh
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) August 3, 2022
Vin Scully, voice of the @Dodgers, has died.
He was a true sports storyteller & his #Dodgers career lasted 67 years, the longest tenure of any broadcaster w/a single team in pro sports history.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) August 3, 2022