Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully dies at age 94
For all of the legendary voices who have called baseball games over the decades, there is little debate that Scully was the best of them all, both for the incredible length of his tenure in the booth, and his unmatched quality over those 66 years of broadcasting Dodgers games. Amazingly, Scully was already a Hall of Fame-level broadcaster even aside from his work with the Dodgers, as he covered the NFL, pro golf, tennis and (naturally) postseason and All-Star baseball games for such outlets as CBS, NBC, ABC and TBS.
Baseball stars and athletes are paying tribute Los Angeles Dodgers broadcasting legend Vin Scully, who died on Tuesday at the age of 94. © The Associated Press Vin Scully was a broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 seasons.
Scully's death was announced in a statement released by the Dodgers on Tuesday night during their game against rival San Francisco Giants. The statement read Scully "was looking forward to joining the love of his life, Sandi."
"Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers — and in so many ways, the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles," the Dodgers said.
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Remembering Vin Scully's Greatness In and Away From the Booth
Celebrating Vin Scully with memorable calls, legendary stories, hilarious moments. 1. Vin Scully was all about words, but there really aren't any words to sum up his standing as a Major League Baseball broadcaster.Everyone knows Scully is the GOAT when it comes to baseball play-by-play announcers. The voice, the pacing, the style, the details, the smoothness. Nobody did it better. You'll hear and read today all the accomplishments: Broadcasted games for 67 years, called 18 no-hitters, three perfect games and a slew of memorable moments.
Joe Davis, current broadcaster for the Dodgers who succeeded Scully after he retired in 2016, announced on the broadcast, "We lost the greatest ever to do it."
Baseball stars, notable sports figures and celebrities shared their grief on social media, along with some of their favorite moments of Scully's 67-year career behind the mic.
Others also shared how the world lost two legendary sports icons, Scully and NBA great Bill Russell, in the same week.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'A City of Angels icon': Dodgers, sports world reacts to the death of Vin Scully
This Vin Scully call on Kobe Bryant's first pitch for the Dodgers will have you deep in your feelings .
Vin Scully was an absolute treasure. There was something about his voice that just transported you to another place. It was so soothing. So calming. Even in the final years of his career, Scully was still at the top of his game and just better than e veryone else at calling games. This dude was a true legend and he’ll be missed. Everyone is circulating their favorite Vin Scully moments across the internet now in the wake of his death. One of the moments people have been gravitating to on the NBA side of things is Scully’s call of Kobe Bryant’s first pitch for the Dodgers.