Vin Scully Dies: Major League Baseball and Los Angeles Respond

The sports world and the city of Los Angeles pay tribute to Vin Scully, the legendary sports announcer who proclaimed 67 seasons of Dodgers baseball. Scully died Tuesday at the age of 94, leaving behind a powerful legacy as one of the most prominent, experienced, and dedicated play-by-play announcers of all time.

“We have lost an icon,” Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement announcing Scully’s death. “Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in the sport. He was a giant of a man, not only as a broadcaster but as a philanthropist. He loved people. He loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family.”

The organization shared a second tribute post with Scully detailing his history with the Dodgers, stretching back to when the team played in Brooklyn in the 1950s.

Major League Baseball shared a video of Scully’s final departure from being a regular sports commentator on October 2, 2016.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called Scully’s death “the end of a chapter in our city’s history” and described the announcer as “the voice of LA.”

Twin Peaks co-creator and novelist Mark Frost recalled living near Dodger Stadium as a kid and falling asleep “every night with his voice in his ear.” He added that he was “proud to call him my boyfriend for the past 20 years.”

Dave Stewart, the elite pitcher who won the 1989 World Series MVP award, called Scully “the standard for broadcast.”

Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson shared his appreciation for Scully: “He had a voice and a storytelling style that made you think he was just talking to one.”

KTLA host Mark Mester shared a video of Scully joining the KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News and offering another intonation of “It’s Dodger Baseball Time!”

Sports writer and documentary filmmaker Jon Bois stated that he never admired anyone who lived more than Scully: “I was and am in awe of him.”

NBC Sports Bay Area reporter Alex Pavlovic shared a comment from San Francisco Giants commentator Mike Krukow about Scully’s death: “I figured if he said my name on the radio, I got there.”

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Charles Jones

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