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.”
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 3, 2022
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.
There will never be another Vin Scully. You will be missed forever. 🎙💙 pic.twitter.com/WyTmXsati5
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 3, 2022
Major League Baseball shared a video of Scully’s final departure from being a regular sports commentator on October 2, 2016.
October 2, 2016. Vin Scully says goodbye for the last time. 💙 pic.twitter.com/R85tgy1bHB
— MLB (@MLB) August 3, 2022
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.”
Vin Scully’s death marks the end of a chapter in our city’s history. He united us, inspired us, and showed us all what it means to serve. Our town hall will be lit up for you tomorrow, Vin, our dear friend, the voice of LA. Thank you from a grateful and loving city. #tiny
— Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) August 3, 2022
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.”
I heard his voice more often than my father’s. Lived a mile from Dodger Stadium. Fall asleep every night with his voice in my ear. I’m proud to call him my friend for the past 20 years. night, Vinnie. We will never forget you. #VinScully
— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) August 3, 2022
Dave Stewart, the elite pitcher who won the 1989 World Series MVP award, called Scully “the standard for broadcast.”
Vin Scully, there’ll never be a voice like Vinny in baseball. He was the standard for broadcasting. When he said it, you could see it, feel it, you were in the park. Vinny loved his family, baseball and that @Dodgers. RIP Vin Scully. My prayers to your family.
— Dave “Smoke” Stewart (@Dsmoke34) August 3, 2022
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.”
I will always remember his smooth broadcasting style. He had a voice and a way of telling stories that made you think he was only talking to you. His career in the Hall of Fame is to be admired. Vin was the kindest, sweetest man on the block and was loved by our entire Dodgers family.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 3, 2022
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!”
— mark mester (@mester_mark) August 3, 2022
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.”
there is no one who has ever lived that i admired more than vin scully. Even well into his 80s, he ran a one-man broadcast booth every day and was sharper, funnier, and loveable than anyone. I was and am impressed by him. love you mr Scully, you were one of them
— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) August 3, 2022
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.”
Mike Krukow on late Vin Scully: “I loved him. He taught me baseball. It was a goal of mine for him to say my name on the radio. I had arrived.”
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) August 3, 2022
See more honors below:
Vin Scully was the voice I grew up with. For me there was no better. All I’ve ever wanted in my career was a game called by him and while that never happened I’m still so happy I got to hear the greatest of all time. Rest in Dodger heaven, Mr. Scully.
— Ricky Romero (@Ricky_Ro24) August 3, 2022
Vin Scully gave West Coast baseball his voice and SoCal summers their soundtrack for generation after generation. So nice and friendly from the air as on. Another piece #Dodgers The rich history is over.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 3, 2022
I literally stopped the car in awe one day in LA because I couldn’t believe that a human could pull off something so perfectly. Rest in peace Vin Scully. Rest in peace.
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) August 3, 2022
Growing up in LA, the sound of Vin Scully’s melodious voice could be heard from gas stations and portable radios all summer long. We spoke once, and to an enthusiastic audience he was an effortlessly fascinating storyteller. And a real gentleman… RIP, Vin.
— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) August 3, 2022
Vin Scully, voice of @Dodgersdied.
He was a true sports storyteller and his #Dodgers Career spanned 67 years, the longest tenure by a single-team broadcaster in professional sports history.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) August 3, 2022
RIP Vin Scully. Nobody better, ever.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) August 3, 2022
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