The entire baseball world lost a legend.
On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that legendary Vin Scully passed away at the age of 94.
MLB and Dodgers broadcasting legend Vin Scully has died at the age of 94. pic.twitter.com/A53mJuMNj2
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) August 3, 2022
The Dodgers wrote, “He was the voice of the Dodgers and so much more. He was their conscience, their post laureate, capturing their beauty chronicling their glory from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson and Clayton Kershaw.”
The post continued, “Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers – and in so many ways, the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles.”
Vin Scully was the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1950-2016 and called football games and golf for CBS Sports from 1975 to 1982.
October 2, 2016. Vin Scully signs off for the final time. 💙 pic.twitter.com/R85tgy1bHB
— MLB (@MLB) August 3, 2022
“Today we mourn the loss of a legend in our game,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Vin was an extraordinary man whose gift for broadcasting brought joy to generations of Dodger fans. In addition, his voice played a memorable role in some of the greatest moments in the history of our sport. I am proud that Vin was synonymous with Baseball because he embodied the very best of our National Pastime. As great as he was as a broadcaster, he was equally great as a person. On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest condolences to Vin’s family, friends, Dodger fans and his admirers everywhere.”
Scully and his wife, Sandra, were married for 48 years before she passed away on Jan. 3, 2021. Scully had four children, two stepchildren, 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them.