Vin Scully was the the longtime voice of the Dodgers and a legendary MLB broadcaster. He contributed a lot to the sport as well. Unfortunately, he has passed away at the age of 94.
According to TMZ Sports, the team confirmed the sad news in a statement on Tuesday night, saying he passed away at his home in Hidden Hills. No cause of death was mentioned.
“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 was loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family.
His voice will always be heard and etched in all of our minds forever.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this very difficult time,” Kasten said. “Vin will be truly missed.”
The legend began calling games for the Dodgers back in 1950, when the team was still located in Brooklyn. He then continued to give coverage after their move to L.A. in 1957, calling almost every big moment in the franchise’s history up until his retirement in 2016.
In addition to baseball, Scully also broadcasted national baseball, golf and football events. This Included the 1982 Dallas vs. San Francisco NFC Championship Game.
He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s broadcaster wing in 1982. He leaves behind five children, 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. RIP.