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Vin Scully, mythical Dodgers broadcaster, dies at age 94

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Aug 3, 2022

Vin Scully, the long-lasting broadcaster who referred to as Dodgers video games for almost seven decades, has died, the group announced. He become 94.

Scully died at his domestic in Hidden Hills, California, the group stated.

“We have misplaced an icon,” Los Angeles Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten stated in a statement. “The Dodgers’ Vin Scully become one of the finest voices in all of sports. He become a large of a guy, now no longer simplest as a broadcaster, however as a humanitarian. He cherished people. He cherished life. He cherished baseball and the Dodgers. And he cherished his family. His voice will usually be heard and etched in all of our minds forever.”

Scully started out calling Dodgers video games in 1950, once they had been nevertheless positioned in Brooklyn, New York, and retired after sixty seven years at the back of the microphone, on the age of 88, in 2016. He become the longest-serving broadcaster to stay with a unmarried group withinside the records of expert sports, in keeping with the Dodgers.

Over the path of his Hall of Fame career, Scully brought play-through-play and remark for a number of the maximum memorable moments in Major League Baseball records, together with his iconic name of Hank Aaron’s report-breaking 715th domestic run in 1974.

“What a wonderful second for baseball, what a wonderful second for Atlanta and the country of Georgia, what a wonderful second for the u . s . a . and the world,” Scully stated, as Aaron rounded the bases to overhaul Babe Ruth because the league’s all-time main domestic run hitter. “A Black guy is getting a status ovation withinside the Deep South for breaking a report of an all-time baseball idol. And it’s miles a fantastic second for all of us, and especially for Henry Aaron.”

Scully become identified through the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 with the Ford C. Frick award, supplied yearly to a broadcaster for “foremost contributions to baseball.”

“Why me?” Scully contemplated in his popularity speech. “Why, with the tens of thousands and thousands and tens of thousands and thousands of greater deserving people, might a red-haired child with a hollow in his pants and his shirttail striking out, gambling stickball withinside the streets of New York, land up in Cooperstown? Why me, indeed? I do not have the answer.”

Scully’s different accolades blanketed the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award in 2014 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. The Dodgers inducted Scully into their Ring of Honor the yr after he retired.

Scully is survived through his 5 children, Kevin, Todd, Erin, Kelly and Catherine, 21 grandchildren and 6 fantastic-grandchildren, the group stated.