Vin Scully, the Legendary Dodgers broadcaster, has died at age 94

By Rek Hanibal Published on August 03, 2022
Vin Scully, the Legendary Dodgers broadcaster, has died at age 94

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for more than six decades, has died at 94, the team announced Tuesday.

"We have lost an icon," said Stan Kasten, the President and CEO of the Dodgers, in a statement. 

"The Dodgers Vin Scully was one of the greatest sports voices. He was a man's giant, not only as a broadcaster but as a humanitarian," Kasten said. 

"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 home in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles County, according to the team. He is survived by his five children, 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Among his many honors, Scully received The Presidential Medal of Freedom, The Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Vin Scully sings "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh inning of a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 14, 2011.

A graduate of Fordham University, Scully began his career with the Dodgers in their original home in Brooklyn, New York, when he was recruited byHall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber to be the third man on the broadcast crew. 

By 25, he became the youngest person to broadcast a World Series game in 1953 and when, two years later, Barber left to join the New York Yankees, Scully was the voice for the Dodgers.

Barber was an early influence on the young broadcaster as he told the Baseball Hall 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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