The Los Angeles Dodgers reported that legendary broadcaster Vin Scully passed away on Tuesday at the age of 94.
“He was much more than just the Dodgers’ announcer. From Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw, he captured their beauty and chronicled their greatness as their laureate and conscience” said the Dodgers in a statement. “In many respects, Vin Scully was the lifeblood of both the Dodgers and the city of Los Angeles.”
Before retiring in 1986, Scully was the recognizable voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 years. He also had a lengthy history of calling NFL games. Scully’s extensive and renowned list of baseball calls included too many events to enumerate, including Hank Aaron surpassing Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974, the New York Mets defeating the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 in 1986, and Kirk Gibson’s historic World Series home run for the Dodgers in 1988. In the 1970s, Scully was employed by CBS Sports as well.