Vin Scully, legendary 'voice of the Dodgers,' dies at 94
Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, the "voice of the Dodgers" for more than six decades, died Tuesday, the team said.
Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, the "voice of the Dodgers" for more than six decades, died Tuesday, the team said. He was 94.
“Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers — and in so many ways, the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles,” the team said in a statement announcing his death on Twitter.
Scully was more than a broadcaster calling the action on the diamond — he was the Dodgers' "conscience, their poet laureate, capturing their beauty and chronicling their glory from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw,” the team's statement said.
In 2016, after 67 years, Scully retired and wrapped up a career that stretched back to when the Dodgers played in Brooklyn before moving to Los Angeles in the late 1950s.
His play-by-plays reached generations of Dodgers fans as he cemented his place in the hearts of fans and in the history books as the longest-tenured broadcaster with a single team in pro sports history.