His voice will echo through our stadium for generations to come
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has passed away at the age of 94. Scully was one of the most beloved sports announcers in history, and his voice is synonymous with Dodger baseball. During his tenure, the Dodgers won six World Series titles.
He retired from broadcasting in 2016 after an incredible 67-year career behind the mic.
In a statement, the team said “There will never be another like him.”
Scully died at home, according to the team but no cause of death has been reported.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share the devastating news that Vin Scully has passed away,” the Dodgers said in a statement. “He was 94 years young.”
Scully began his broadcasting career in 1950, when he called games for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He moved with the team to Los Angeles in 1958, and became the voice of the Dodgers for generations of fans.
“It is impossible to overstate what Vin Scully meant to baseball and to Los Angeles,” said MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in a statement. “He was the soundtrack of our game for 67 years. He was the voice of summer.”
Scully won numerous awards during his career, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award in 1982 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. He was also named Sportscaster of the Century by Sports Illustrated in 2000.
“Vin Scully has been part of my life for as long as I can remember,” said Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti in a statement. “He was the soundtrack to summer in Los Angeles, and his voice will echo through our stadium for generations to come.”