An exciting day in the world of baseball ended on a sad note Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that longtime voice of the franchise Vin Scully passed away. The legendary Scully was 94-years old.
Scully joined the Dodgers organization in 1950 when the team still resided in Brooklyn, New York. He called games for 67-seasons, retiring after the 2016 season. No other announcer has come close to Scully’s tenure with one organization.
In addition to calling Dodgers games, Scully spent many years calling NFL games and PGA action with CBS Sports.
He also became the national voice for Major League Baseball. Scully called numerous World Series for CBS, NBC, and later CBS Radio. He was also the voice of 989 Sports MLB video game for PlayStation.
A snapshot of Scully’s famous calls include Hank Aaron’s 715th home run, Bill Buckner’s error, and Kirk Gibson’s miracle home run.
Scully received the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. Other award and honors include the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award (2014), the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2016), a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and more.
Rest In Peace, Mr. Scully.