National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Vin Scully has reportedly passed away at the age of 94. The Los Angeles Dodgers broke the devastating news midway through their matchup against the Giants in San Francisco, California on August 2, 2022.
“He was the voice of the Dodgers, and so much more. He was their conscience, their laureate, capturing their beauty and chronicling their glory from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw,” the franchise stated.
“Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers — and in so many ways, the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles.”
Vin Scully is best known for his legendary career as a sports broadcaster. From 1950 through 2016, Scully called games in the City of Angels for the Dodgers. During his career, he was able to capture portions of Jackie Robinson’s career, Kirk Gibson’s legendary home run in the 1988 World Series and the team’s first four championships. His presence expanded beyond Los Angeles during the 1970s and 1980s as he called baseball games, football games and golf tournaments for CBS and NBC.
Scully’s work ethic and talent were widely praised by his contemporaries and viewers around the globe. In 1982, he earned the Ford Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame. More than a decade later, he received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award and was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
“Vin Scully was a storyteller, and nobody ever told the story of baseball better. He called games with such elegance and grace. He spoke only when necessary, allowing the broadcast to breathe when it demanded,” Jeff Passan of ESPN remarked.
Scully will reportedly leave behind three children, two stepchildren and more than a dozen grandchildren.