Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully dies at 94

Posted: 03/08/2022 in MLB, Sports
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Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully died Tuesday at the age of 94, the club announced.

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

“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.”

Scully received the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. He began calling Dodgers games in 1950 in Brooklyn and stayed with the club through its move to Los Angeles before retiring from the booth in 2016.

Scully’s 67-year career with the Dodgers is the longest run for any broadcaster with a single team in sports history.

Scully called numerous World Series on both radio and television. One of his most memorable calls came when Bill Buckner committed his infamous error during Game 6 of the 1986 Fall Classic between the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets.

https://streamable.com/m/it-gets-by-buckner-c13062925

Scully also delivered an epic moment during the 1988 World Series when a hobbled Kirk Gibson crushed a pinch-hit home run in Game 1 between the Dodgers and Oakland Athletics.

https://streamable.com/m/must-c-gibson-s-1988-ws-homer-c1864676883

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti announced City Hall will be lit up Wednesday in honor of Scully.

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

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