Vin Scully — the longtime voice of the Dodgers and legendary MLB broadcaster — has sadly died at 94 years previous.
The workforce simply confirmed the terrible information in a press release on Tuesday night time, saying he handed away at his residence in Hidden Hills. No explanation for demise was revealed.
“We’ve got misplaced an icon,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten stated. “The Dodgers’ Vin Scully was one of many biggest voices in all of sports activities. He was a large of a person, not solely as a broadcaster, however as a humanitarian.”
Kasten continued, “He liked individuals. He liked life. He was liked baseball and the Dodgers. And he liked his household.”
“His voice will at all times be heard and etched in all of our minds perpetually.”
Scully initially started calling video games for the Dodgers again in 1950, when the workforce was nonetheless positioned in Brooklyn. He continued to offer play-by-play for the Dodgers following their transfer to L.A. in 1957, calling almost each one of many largest moments within the franchise’s historical past up till his retirement in 2016.
A few of Scully’s most well-known calls included Hank Aaron‘s 715th residence run in 1974, and Kirk Gibson‘s epic World Collection HR in 1988.
Scully additionally broadcasted nationwide baseball, golf and soccer occasions — together with the 1982 Dallas vs. San Francisco NFC Championship Sport. In that contest, Scully had one among his most memorable moments within the soccer each, calling Dwight Clark’s “The Catch” landing.
Scully — who was inducted into the Nationwide Baseball Corridor of Fame’s broadcaster wing in 1982 — in the end broadcasted video games for almost seven many years, earlier than he known as his remaining contest in San Francisco on Oct. 2, 2016.
“Our ideas and prayers exit to his household throughout this very troublesome time,” Kasten stated. “Vin might be actually missed.”
LeBron James simply commented on the Vin’s demise, saying, “Relaxation in Energy. A Metropolis of Angels icon. One other nice one who made sports activities so rattling particular.”
Vin — whose spouse, Sandi, sadly died in 2021 — leaves behind 5 youngsters, 21 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.