LOS ANGELES — Legendary baseball broadcaster Vin Scully, the “voice of the Dodgers” for nearly seven decades, has died at age 94, the team announced late Tuesday.
According to The Associated Press, Scully died Tuesday night at his home in Los Angeles’ Hidden Hills neighborhood. No further details were immediately available.
“He was the voice of the Dodgers, and so much more,” the team tweeted shortly after 11 p.m. EDT. “He was their conscience, their poet laureate, capturing their beauty and chronicling their glory from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw. Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers – and in so many ways, the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles.”
Scully’s tenure with the Dodgers began in 1950, when the team was still in Brooklyn, according to the Los Angeles Times. Three years later, the then 25-year-old made history as the youngest person to broadcast a World Series game, the AP reported.
When the team moved to California in 1958, Scully joined them. He remained with the Dodgers until he retired in 2016, making his mark as the longest tenured broadcaster with a single team in the history of professional sports, according to the AP.
Over the decades, Scully received numerous accolades, including a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the AP reported.
“We have lost an icon,” Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement late Tuesday. “The Dodgers’ Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in all of sports. He was a giant of a man, not only as a broadcaster, but as a humanitarian. He loved people. He loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family. His voice will always be heard and etched in all of our minds forever.”
Scully was preceded in death by a son, Michael, in 1994; his first wife, Joan, in 1972; and his second wife, Sandra, in 2021, according to the AP and the Times. His other children are Catherine, Kelly, Erin, Todd and Kevin, the AP reported.
– The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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